No one infected with coronavirus in Bangladesh so far: Health minister
Around 500 Bangladeshi students are reportedly stuck in the coronavirus-hit Chinese province
No one has been detected with coronavirus infection in the country so far, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said today.
"We are prepared with all necessary measures to battle the virus," the minister added at a conference of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh(ICDDRB) in Sonargaon Hotel.
He also said Bangladesh government has taken all preparation to repatriate the stranded Bangladeshis in China's Wuhan province, but the Chinese government refused to allow anyone to leave the country in the next 14 days as a precaution to containing the spread of the virus.
Around 500 Bangladeshi students are reportedly stuck in the coronavirus-hit Chinese province.
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.
China said on Tuesday that 106 people had died from coronavirus that is spreading across the country.
The number of total confirmed cases in China rose to 4,515 as of January 27, the National Health Commission said in a statement, up from 2,835 reported a day earlier.