Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) Air Vice Marshal Mafidur Rahman has said they are not thinking about suspending flight operations with any country following the emergence of the new strain of coronavirus in other countries.
He said steps will be taken to stem the virus instead of suspending the air communications for the sake of the country’s economy.
The Caab chairman said those countries suspended flights with Britain did so in their own interest and they can afford so as there will be no problem for them if the connectivity is stopped. “However, we’ll have to think about our economy.”
Many people live outside the country for which air connectivity is necessary. “I don’t think that time has come to suspend the flights under the present situation.”
The new strain of coronavirus has been identified in the UK, several other European countries, Australia and South Africa.
It causes the same medical conditions as the original but is 70 percent more-infectious and "out of control".
Many countries have suspended flights to and from the UK following the emergence of the new virus variant.