Health Desk- 09 March, 2020: Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed first three patients of Covid-19 which has been the talk of the world.
The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Sunday also confirmed that three other people, who were in close contact with the infected trio, have also been quarantined.
Disclosing the matter at a press briefing, IEDCR Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora said that two of the three infected — all aged between 20 and 35 — returned recently from different cities in Italy. One of them is a woman and the other two are men.
She said: “The trio are now undergoing treatment at a hospital, and for security reasons, we are not disclosing their identities and addresses at the moment. But they are in stable condition now.”
Meanwhile, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the government on Sunday urged Bangladeshis returning from six countries — China, Italy, South Korea, Singapore, Iran and Thailand — to remain in self-quarantine for 14 days.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) latest data (as of 10 am CET 8th March 2020) in last 24 hours a total of 105 586 confirmed (3656 new) globally while only in China 80859 confirmed (46 new), 3100 deaths (27 new) and outside of China 24727 confirmed (3610 new), 484 deaths (71 new) and 101 countries/territories/ areas (8 new) have been attacked with the COVID-19.