Dhaka – Bangladesh on Monday reported eight of its citizens who were hospitalized on their return from Chinese city of Wuhan were tested coronavirus negative.
Bangladesh’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research in a press statement said none of them contacted the deadly virus as they were tested at a health facility in Dhaka. Eight Bangladeshi nationals were taken to a hospital soon after they arrived in Dhaka by a special flight from Wuhan on Saturday as they were suffering from high fever.
Director of the institute Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora who signed the statement said seven of them have been sent to quarantine, where the rest others were kept after they arrived in Dhaka. Another person was sent to Kurmitola General Hospital as he was still suffering from fever.
Seven of them were sent to the quarantine centre in Ashkona Hajj Camp following the tests, the press release said, adding, another was sent to Kurmitola General Hospital as he still had a fever.
The IEDCR said two Bangladeshis hospitalised in China due to fever have returned to their homes in the country.
Bangladesh on Saturday evacuated 314 of its nationals from Wuhan, where the coronavirus infestion was first reported in December. The virus killed more than 350 people in China and spread in more than two dozens of countries by this time.
Earlier, health minister Zahid Malique told reporters in Dhaka that none in Bangladesh had contacted the virus.