Govt mulls China travel ban for coronavirus
More than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus
Bangladesh government is mulling a ban on travelling to and from China amid coronavirus outbreak.
"The ban proposal will be discussed at an inter-ministerial meeting on January 28," Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said after a meeting on Coronavirus today.
During the meeting, Director General of Health Directorate informed the health minister about the precaution taken at airports, land ports and borders to prevent the coronavirus.
As of today (January 26), more than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, majority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the disease so far.
The virus, 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 the United States, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Australia, France, Canada and India.