In the backdrop of coronavirus outbreak in China, the authorities of Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport have installed scanner at the airport to prevent the virus' entry into the country.
A dedicated team of trained doctors has been commissioned at the airport to scan the passengers round-the-clock, especially those arriving from China, Touhidul Ahsan, director of the Dhaka International Airport confirmed.
Moreover, a special arrangement has been made at Kurmitola General Hospital to treat any suspected patients, Somoy TV reported.
Between the periods of January 21 to January 27, four flights arrived in Dhaka airport from China daily, carried 4,000 passengers who were all given clearance after initial scanning, said the airport authorities.
Earlier, Chattogram's Shah Amanat International Airport screened passengers arriving from China for signs of infection from a mysterious and potentially deadly new virus.
A medical team led by Chattogram's Divisional Health Officer began working at the airport from January 19 to prevent the mysterious respiratory virus.
However, the killer virus already sickened around 4,515 as of January 27 in China as toll tops 100.