Bangladesh expresses deep condolences at the loss of lives due to the coronavirus outbreak in China as the country observes Mourning Day.
A 100-year-old Chinese man recovered from coronavirus and was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, according to state media reports, making him the oldest person to recover from the virus.
The new coronavirus has infected 1,700 Chinese health workers and killed six, authorities said yesterday, as businesses struggled to balance containment measures with a return from an extended post-holiday break.
Coronavirus outbreak in China, which has spread to two dozen countries, will negatively affect Bangladesh’s tourism and aviation sectors, a senior government official said yesterday.
China reports its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since late January, lending weight to a prediction by its senior medical adviser that the outbreak could end by April.
Thousands of farmers and traders in Khulna region are incurring losses worth Tk four crore every day as crab and eel exports to China have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Not only those coming from China, but all passengers will be screened at the airports from now on, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has stated.
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming suggests all to remain alert but not to create any panic, saying that no Chinese national here and no Bangladesh national in China is infected with coronavirus.
Underscoring the importance of taking precautions, outgoing Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon says the possibility of coronavirus spread in Bangladesh cannot be ruled out yet.