The UK government has advised its citizens to leave Bangladesh as Covid-19 cases are surging.
â€œBiman Bangladeshâ€™s flights are still open to London and Manchester. Therefore, we are advising you to return back to UK,â€ the British High Commission in Dhaka said on its verified Facebook page on Friday.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) has panicked countries around the world, resulting in mass lockdowns and flights being cancelled.
Cases of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have continued to rise since last week.
According to Worldometers.info, 60,841 new cases were reported on Thursday taking the total number of Covid-19 cases across the world to 532,328.
The number is 12,380 higher than that of the previous day (48,461) and 17,097 more than Tuesday (43,744) indicating a steep and worrying rise in the rate of new infections.
A week ago, on March 20, the number of new cases worldwide was 30,648 and a week before that on March 13 it was 10,907.
Till now, the number of active cases stands at 383,883.