A Dubai-returnee Bangladeshi expatriate has been kept in quarantine for two weeks at a hospital in Sylhet on suspicion of having coronavirus.
The person returned from Dubai on February 29. He is a resident of Sylhet's Kanaighat upazila.
He was admitted to Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after he felt sick. He was taken to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital at night. Then he was shifted to Sylhet Shahid Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital later on the same night.
The hospital authorities said, the person came to Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital for treatment with fever, cough and headache. He was advised to be admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka on suspicion of having coronavirus, as he is an expatriate. But he stayed in a house of the city instead of going Dhaka. Later he went to Osmani Medical College Hospital. Later hospital authorities sent him to Shahid Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital for quarantine.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, Civil surgeon of Sylhet Dr Premanondo Mondol said, "As he is an expatriate and has fever, so he is being quarantined for two weeks at the hospital.