A China-returnee Bangladeshi student, who was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital on Saturday with early symptoms of coronavirus, has been declared free of coronavirus.
A 12-member medical board confirmed the matter to The Business Standard today.
"No symptoms of coronavirus were found in the patient's body after the initial test. He is now in good health," Chief of the 12-member medical board, Dr Debendra Nath said.
A 6-member medical team has already arrived in Rangpur and taken samples of the patient for further test," he further added.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has been informed about the patient's health condition, he said.
The patient was admitted to the hospital on Saturday as he was not feeling well for the last few days, according to family sources. Doctors kept him isolated from the general patients.
A total of 8,484 passengers, who returned home from the coronavirus-struck country China, have been screened at the airport till now.
All the Bangladeshis are now in good health, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said yesterday.
The coronavirus that believed to have originated late last year in a seafood market in China's Wuhan city which has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the United States, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Australia, France, Canada and India.
Across China, the death toll from the new virus outbreak has risen to 811.