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Momen: Coronavirus-infected Bangladeshi in critical state in Singapore

  • Published at 01:48 pm February 19th, 2020
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He said the 39-year-old Bangladeshi was suffering from respiratory problems, kidney problems, and pneumonia before he got infected with coronavirus. He has been in the intensive care unit for the last 13 days

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said one of the Bangladeshis, infected with coronavirus in Singapore, is now in a very critical state

He said the 39-year-old Bangladeshi was suffering from respiratory problems, kidney problems, and pneumonia before he got infected with coronavirus. He has been in the intensive care unit for the last 13 days.

Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan conveyed the updates during a telephone conversation with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr Momen on Wednesday morning, reports UNB

“They [Singapore government] are doing their best to take care of him [the Bangladeshi patient] with top medical services,” Dr Momen told reporters after attending a function in the city.

Dr Momen said: “He [Singapore foreign minister] informed that the Bangladeshi citizen isn’t responding to medicine.”

He added that the Singapore government is bearing all the medical costs for the infected Bangladeshi citizens, who are undergoing treatment there.

Five Bangladeshi citizens have so far been infected with coronavirus in Singapore, according to Singapore Health Ministry.

As of now, the disease has claimed more than 2,000 lives in China.