The three coronavirus infected Bangladeshis are in stable condition now, said the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) authorities.
However, they will be released from the hospital if two of their samples tested negative consecutively, said IEDCR Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora at a press briefing in Dhaka today.
She also said, eight people were admitted in isolation units of different hospitals in the country so far. Besides, four people are kept in hospital quarantine.
To prevent the coronavirus spread in the country, the IEDCR advised the people returning from the coronavirus-hit countries, to stay in home quarantine for 14 days
IEDCR also advised people to avoid close personal contacts such as touching, hugging and shaking hands to prevent the coronavirus spread in the country. They especially asked the elderly people to avoid public gathering.
After opening four hotline numbers, IEDCR received 2,778 calls related with the novel coronavirus.
On March 8, IEDCR announced that three Bangladeshis, including two Italy-returnees, were tested positive with the novel coronavirus.
The coronavirus, believed to have originated late last year in a seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife, has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as at least 101 countries across the globe.