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Modi's Dhaka visit cancelled

The announcement comes after 3 coronavirus cases reported in Bangladesh
Independent Online Desk
Modi's Dhaka visit cancelled
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File Photo

Amid the growing threat of coronavirus in South Asia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visiting Bangladesh's capital Dhaka after the birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were rearranged by Bangladesh government, reports India Today.

On Sunday, Bangladesh confirmed its first batch of coronavirus cases. Three people, two of whom had recently returned from Italy, tested positive for Covid-19 as per official authorities.

To contain the spread of the virus, the Bangladesh government has decided to redesign the celebrations for Sheikh Mujibur Rehman's centenary birth anniversary on March 17.

Kamal Abdul Chowdhury, the Chairman of the Celebration Committee told media that events related to the birth centenary celebrations are either being postponed or scaled-down due to public health considerations related to Covid-19.

"We have redesigned the event....it's a year-long celebration.

The celebration will continue throughout the year but we will avoid large public gatherings ...Since we have many smaller events later in the year, foreign dignitaries have the option of attending later," he said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to travel to Dhaka on March 17 in the midst of rising concerns in Bangladesh over CAA and the proposed NRC as well as the coronavirus scare.

Earlier this month, PM Modi's visit to Brussels to hold a summit meeting with the European Union was postponed in view of the global spread of coronavirus. 

Also read:

‘MUJIB BORSHO’ March 17 grand event postponed

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