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Bangladesh fears loss of trust amid fake coronavirus test scandal

Italy, Japan, China and South Korea stop flights as scam's repercussions hit

The coronavirus has devastated Bangladesh, but the nation, considered among the world's most corrupt, has also harmed itself with a fake negative test scandal.   © Reuters

DHAKA -- COVID-19 has substantially slowed trade and commerce in Bangladesh, but criminal suspects have found a business niche: faking virus test reports.

They have prospered amid the pandemic thanks to robust demand from migrant workers who require the paperwork as a condition for getting back to work in their destination countries.

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