7 returnees patients in test negative for coronavirus

Staff Correspondent
3 February 2020, Mon
Published: 01:08

7 returnees patients in test negative for coronavirus

Seven people who were admitted to a city hospital on suspicion of possible exposure to coronavirus following their return from China on Saturday.

They have been sent to Ashkona Hajj camp as their medical examination reports came out negative.

Brig Gen Jamil Ahmad, director of Kurmitola General Hospital, confirmed this to media on Monday morning.

He said, “Meanwhile, one of the 311 Bangladeshi returnees from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, who are now kept quarantined at the Hajj Camp, was admitted to the Kurmitola General Hospital with a cough on Sunday night.”

A total of 316 Bangladeshis, who were stranded in Wuhan, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Saturday morning.

Of the returnees, 312 were kept quarantined in Ashkona Hajj camp where they would stay for 14 days under observation.

Seven Bangladeshi returnees were sent to Kurmitola General Hospital and another to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) directly from the airport as they had high body temperature.

The seven persons will now be kept quarantined in Ashkona Hajj camp.