COVID-19 fallout: number of migrant workers returning to Bangladesh not ‘alarming’, says minister

Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad today told the parliament that the number of Bangladeshi migrant workers returning from abroad due to the global coronavirus pandemic is not "alarming"

Sep 09, 2020
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Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad today told the parliament that the number of Bangladeshi migrant workers returning from abroad due to the global coronavirus pandemic is not "alarming".

The minister gave the statement under section 300 of the rules of procedure of parliament.

In the statement, Imran Ahmad said, "A small number of our workers, who were in deportation centres due to coronavirus pandemic, have returned as different countries have deported irregular workers."

The minister said, "According to the Expatriate Welfare Desk, a total of 1,11,111 workers have returned to the country from April 1 to September 6. Many of them have returned at the end of their tenure or due to lack of work."


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