2nd flight with stranded students in Dhaka lands in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) A second batch with 169 students from Bangladesh arrived in Srinagar by a special flight on Tuesday.

The process of bringing back Kashmiri medical students stranded in Bangladesh after the lockdown was imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic started last week.

On Friday, 167 medical students returned from Dhaka on the first flight.

The returning students are being screened and samples are collected. They will be moved to a quarantine facility till the test reports come in.

“After landing in Srinagar they will be moved to hotels,” DC, Srinagar Shahid Choudhary said.

They will be tested for COVID-19. Any positive case will go to the hospital and the negative to home quarantine.

Kashmiri students stuck in Bangladesh have been repeatedly making pleas for bringing them back home by posting video messages on the social media.

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