Chattogram reports second coronavirus case
After father, son infected with coronavirus in Chattogram
The 25-year old son of a 67-year old coronavirus patient in the port city of Chattogram has also been tested positive for Covid-19.
The youth was tested positive for the virus at the Bangladesh Institute of Tropical & Infectious Diseases, Chittagong on Sunday.
The port city reported its first coronavirus case on Friday amid a countrywide shutdown to curb the spread of the virus. The man who tested positive first is undergoing treatment at the Chattogram General Hospital.
Doctors said the elderly person came in contact with his relatives who recently returned from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Medical samples were collected from his four family members subsequently and the son came out positive with the virus on Sunday, said Chattogram Divisional health services Director Dr Hasan Shahriar Kabir.
Dr Kabir said they ran a total of 35 tests on Sunday. Virus screening results of the other three members of the family were negative.
The Covid-19 infected youth was staying at his home while this report was being filled around 8:00 pm Sunday. Dr Kabir said they would be putting the youth in isolation.