Three more patients, including two men and a woman, have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in last 24 hours in Bangladesh.
"The infected patients are family members of an Italy-returnee," said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Directorate General Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad in a briefing today.
Two of them have been hospitalised and one kept in local quarantine centre.
Dr Abul Kalam Azad, "Our special concentration is on Italy and Spain, as these countries are now considered as new epicentres of the virus."
He also said, "The government will collect 100,000 kits for testing coronavirus. Of those, 2,000 has arrived today."
The health directorate has opened country's biggest control room centre for coronavirus. The control room will remain open round the clock to provide support.
With the new three cases, the total number of coronavirus infected persons stood at 17 as of Thursday in the country.
Bangladesh announced its first death from coronavirus infection on Wednesday.