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RT-PCR booths to be installed at 3 airports

RT-PCR booths to be installed at 3 airports

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RT-PCR testing booths will be set up at the country’s three airports soon so that international passengers could undergo Covid-19 test four to six hours before their flights, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam on Monday.

The directive came from a virtual cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, who joined it from her official residence Ganabhaban, he said.

Other cabinet members were connected with the meeting from the Bangladesh Secretariat.

“Since a good number of countries imposed condition for travelers that they would have to undergo PCR test within 4, 6 or 8 hours of flying…So, the authorities were asked to install PCR machines within the next two or three days,”  said Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters after the meeting.

 The PCR testing booths would be installed at three international airports – Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet, he said replying to a question.