Chinese nationals will now have to submit their medical certificates while applying for Bangladeshi visa
In a wake of the coronavirus, Bangladesh has suspended on arrival visa for Chinese nationals for now.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the statement in a press briefing at the Foreign Ministry on Sunday morning.
He said Chinese nationals will now have to submit their medical certificates while applying for Bangladeshi visa.
The minister said: “We have asked the Chinese people working here not to visit their country for a month.
“No manpower will be brought from China during this period for the ongoing Chinese projects here.”
He said: “We have informed the Chinese authorities regarding the matter, and they have agreed to it.”
A total of 316 Bangladeshi citizens stranded in China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, returned home on a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on February 1.
Of them 10 were taken to two hospitals in Dhaka-- Kurmitola General Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH)-- for observation
Coronavirus, now a global health emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency as the death toll from a new Coronavirus reached 305 on Sunday.
The virus is believed to have originated late last year in a food market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife.
New cases are being reported every day around the world, spurring cuts to travel, outbreaks of anti-China sentiment in some places and a surge in demand for protective face masks.
Medical experts say the rising number of human-to-human transmissions outside China suggests a greater potential for the virus to spread further.
Statistics from China indicate that just over 2% of people infected have died, suggesting that the virus may be less deadly than the coronaviruses behind 2002-2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).