A government official from Brahmanbaria's Bancharampur upazila, who was sent to home-quarantine for 14 days on suspicion of having coronavirus earlier today, has been sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR).
An ambulance carrying the official left for IEDCR from Brahmanbaria today afternoon.
"We still don't have any coronavirus testing kits. That's why we are sending him to IEDCR. They will collect his samples and conduct coronavirus tests," Brahmanbaria Civil Surgeon Mohammad Ekram Ullah told The Business Standard.
"The official came in contact with some expatriates who returned from Italy at his working area. Then he was advised to stay in quarantine for 14 days. But he refused to stay in quarantine and returned home," Bancharampur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Nasir Uddin Sarwar said.
"We hoisted a red flag outside of his home in Ruposdi village of the upazila to make people aware that there's a potential coronavirus patient," he added.