Stuck in quarantine for the next 14 days, the 314 returnees from Wuhan, China are now afraid of getting dengue as they have no protection against mosquito bites at the Ashkona Hajj camp.
Some photos collected from the returnees show them sitting on mattresses on the floor of the Hajj camp without any mosquito nets or repellent sprays. A picture collected few minutes later shows only one mosquito net with children playing inside.
Around 30-40 of them are staying in each room, with no separate rooms for men and women, said the returnees.
After almost a day-long journey, they received bread, banana and a pack of mango juice as lunch. Some of the returnees complained that the washrooms are also very dirty.
In a tearful voice, the returnees requested the government for a safe residence and a proper treatment facility.
Earlier today, a Boeing 777-300ER flight of Biman Bangladesh arrived at Dhaka airport carrying 314 Bangladeshis, including 15 children, from the coronavirus-struck Wuhan city of China.
The flight took off from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport at 9:32am (Wuhan Time) after completion of the immigration and screening procedures of the Bangladeshis.
However, two Bangladeshis were allegedly not allowed to get on board the Dhaka-bound plane as they had high body temperatures.
Coronavirus, believed to have originated late last year in a seafood market in 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.
World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency. As of now, 259 people has been killed in China while the disease has spread to more than 18 countries.