A Sri Lankan national residing in Khulshi area of Chattogram city has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 45-year-old man's infection has been confirmed today by a test of his samples at the Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University lab.
He is the first foreign national residing in Bangladesh to test positive for the virus.
He is an employee of a ready-made garment's factory in the Karnafuli Export Processing Zone.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said, "The Sri Lankan national is voluntarily under home quarantine at his residence. He provided his samples for testing after he had started showing Covid-19 symptoms."
"His test results came positive on Wednesday, and we are constantly keeping track on him," Dr Rabbi added.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police Ashikur Rahman said, "The man is in isolation at his residence, and we have locked down the building."
The number of coronavirus patients in Chattogram have increased to 124 alongside 9 deaths.