• Sunday, Feb 28, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:26 pm

28 expats from UK test positive for Covid-19

  • Published at 11:21 pm January 25th, 2021
The people coming from the United Kingdom are being taken into quarantine by BTRC busses
File photo of People coming from the UK at Shah Amanat International Airport in Sylhet are taken to quarantine centres on BRTC buses on Monday, January 4, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

All of the expats are currently in institutional quarantine in Sylhet

Total 28 Bangladeshis, who arrived in Sylhet from the UK four days ago, have tested positive for Covid-19.

They have been hospitalized under government management, Sylhet Metropolitan Police’s Additional Deputy Commissioner BM Ashraf Ullah Taher said on Monday night.

All of the UK returnees were in quarantine at various hotels since their arrival on January 21.

Ashraf said as many as 157 expatriate Bangladeshis came to Sylhet on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from the UK. They were sent to institutional quarantine under the supervision of the army and police.

Initially, all of them tested negative for the virus.

They were scheduled to stay in quarantine for four days. Their samples were again tested on Sunday, a day before they were to leave quarantine.

“28 of the samples returned positive results,” the police officer said.

Of them, 15 were staying at Hotel Nurjahan, five at Britania, four at Holygate, and three at La Rose, and another at Holy Side.

“We’ve admitted them to a 31-bed hospital at Khadimpara and keeping an eye on them,” the SMP officer said.

More Bangladeshis return from UK

Many countries have suspended air travel with the UK after a new strain of the virus was identified there.

But national flag carrier Biman is continuing two weekly flights to the UK.

On Monday, 143 people came from there. They were sent to quarantine after they landed at the Osmani Airport.

It is still unclear whether Biman would suspend operating flights to the UK after the new cases were identified.

Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has so far confirmed 532,401 cases and 8,041 coronavirus deaths. The health authorities reported 18 deaths and 602 new cases.

The daily detection rate was 4.06% while the overall rate is 14.91%. The mortality rate is now 1.51%, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

So far, 476,979 patients – 89.59% – have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Meanwhile, more than 99 million people have been infected with Covid-19 across the world, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

The total case count was 99,177,542 with 2,129,134 fatalities in the morning.

282
Facebook 270
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail