The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research yesterday advised the expatriate Bangladeshis to follow the directives of the local authorities to keep themselves safe from coronavirus.
The IEDCR came up with the advice as the new virus spread alarmingly in many countries beyond China.
Raising the number of the affected countries to 32 as of yesterday, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain reported their first coronavirus cases, all involving people who returned from Iran, reports BBC.
World Health Organization (WHO) kept the global alert level at "high". For China, the alert level was "very high".
In a press release issued yesterday, Prof Meerjady Sabrina of the IEDCR said, "So far, several [six] Bangladeshis in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates have been infected. However, all countries are at risk. We request the expatriate Bangladeshis to follow the directives of the local authorities."