A 17-year old teenager who got admitted to the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Saturday has been shifted to coronavirus isolation ward of the Rajshahi Infectious Disease Hospital.
Hailing from Paba upazila of Rajshahi, the teen has fever and cough, similar to coronavirus symptoms, said doctors.
"The patient is currently under our observation," RMCH medicine department physician Dr Azizul Huq Azad told The Business Standard.
A coronavirus testing facility is under construction in Rajshahi. The RMCH doctor said that the suspect will be tested there when the lab is ready.
In the meantime, family members of the boy claimed that he was just suffering from seasonal flu and fever.
"He did not meet any expatriate or anyone returning from Dhaka recently," said the family.
As many as 51 people have been placed under self-isolation in last 24 hours till Monday in Rajshahi, raising the total quarantined number to 519 in the district.