Two more patients have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Professor Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the disclosure in a briefing today.
"One of them is an expatriate Bangladeshi and another person was in the institutional quarantine," she added.
"Around 43 people are in institutional quarantine, while 16 are isolated at different government hospitals," the IEDCR director said further.
With them, so far 10 Bangladeshis have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, which believed to be started spreading from China. Three of them have been completely cured and discharged from the hospital, and two are in good condition.
"Additional measures have been taken in the places with public gatherings including garments to stop the spread of novel coronavirus," she added.
"If any worker feels sick, the authorities should give them a paid leave," she further added.
IEDCR also advised the elderly and sick people to stay home as they are at high risk of coronavirus infection.
"There is no need to visit the IEDCR office to give samples as the virus can spread through the infected people. IEDCR team will collect samples from their home after notifying via hotline numbers," she also added.
About 182,405 people around the world have been infected with the deadly virus and 7,154 deaths were reportedly globally till date.