First 3 cases of coronavirus reported in Bangladesh

Published : 08 Mar 2020, 16:51

Jagoroniya Desk

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has said three Bangladeshis have been tested positive for coronavirus in the country.

IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the disclosure during a press briefing on Sunday.

She said of them, two returned from Italy recently.

The affected people are aged between 20 and 35.

Earlier on March 4, in a bid to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Bangladesh restricted entry of people from four countries -- Italy, South Korea, Japan and Kuwait -- without the virus-free medical certificates.

A total of 106,487 people have been affected by coronavirus across the world while 3,600 people have died, according to

Since January 21, a total of 479,008 incoming passengers were screened at land, sea, and airports across the Bangladesh, but none of them were found infected.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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