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2 more Bangladeshis infected with coronavirus in Singapore

  • Published at 08:38 pm February 13th, 2020
File photo: A worker in a protective suit examines specimens inside a laboratory following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 6, 2020 Reuters

Four Bangladeshis have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus so far

Within two days of the second confirmed case of Bangladeshi workers in Singapore affected by novel coronavirus, another two from the same construction site have been tested positive. 

The Ministry of Health in Singapore in their latest press release issued on Thursday said among the eight newly detected victims, two are Bangladeshi workers. 

With the two, four Bangladeshis have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, the disease now known as COVID-19.

After the first case on any Bangladeshi detected on last Sunday, the Singapore authorities quarantined a total of 19 people, including 10 Bangladeshis on Tuesday, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), during a press briefing on Thursday in Dhaka.

Later, among the quarantined, another Bangladeshi was found to be positive with COVID-19, she added. 

"Among the two Bangladeshis diagnosed with coronavirus, the first person has been receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) in Singapore, while the second person is being treated normally."