Dhaka, March 17 -- The cabinet decided to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all travellers arriving in Bangladesh from overseas.

The government's disease control agency, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), has warned that anyone disobeying the requirement will face stringent measures, including fines.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen reiterated the government's stance after foreign diplomats raised concerns over reports of overseas returnees roaming freely in the country.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal also warned of action from law-enforcement against those who disobey the quarantine requirement.

The Directorate General of Health Services has issued several directives on 'home quarantine' a...