Bangladeshi in Italy infected with COVID-19: IEDCR

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:26, Mar 04,2020


Bangladeshis, who were flown back to the country from Wuhan on Saturday, February 1 morning, on their way to Ashkona Hajj Camp to be quarantined just after arrival in Dhaka. — Sony Ramany

A Bangladesh national got infected with COVID-19 coronavirus in Italy, said Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research IEDCR on Wednesday.

The male patient was being treated at home, said IEDCR director Meerjady Sabrina Flora.

‘It’s a sad news for us today that a Bangladeshi has been infected with coronavirus. His treatment has been ensured,’ she said.

The Bangladeshi would be taken to hospital if needed, but his condition was not serious, she added.

The IEDCR did not reveal any further details.

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