Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
Going beyond birthday celebration
access_time 18 Sep 2020 6:05 AM GMT
Periyar@142-Revolutionary and Visionary
access_time 17 Sep 2020 11:57 AM GMT
The word of caution from the highest court
access_time 17 Sep 2020 6:31 AM GMT
access_time 16 Sep 2020 5:58 AM GMT
access_time 15 Sep 2020 6:19 AM GMT
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
The ogres in the mind
access_time 8 Sep 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Why worry about populism?
access_time 4 Sep 2020 9:51 AM GMT
Media mind-set towards minorities
access_time 15 July 2020 4:29 PM GMT
Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_rightOver 2,000 people...

Over 2,000 people tested for coronavirus in Bangladesh

Over 2,000 people tested for coronavirus in Bangladesh

Dhaka:Bangladesh authorities have tested over 2,000 travellers from China for the deadly novel coronavirus that has killed 80 people in the Asian giant, but no one was found infected, a media report said.

Like other countries across the globe, Bangladesh has been screening travellers from China at airports since January 21.

Travellers at land ports and seaports were also being screened, Health Minister Zahid Maleque told on Sunday.

"We've strengthened workforce at these ports. We'll be able to detect any coronavirus infection," he added.

At Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport, Health Officer Md Shahriar Sazzad said they screened a total of 2,190 passengers from China until Sunday.

However, dense population has made Bangladesh vulnerable to an outbreak of the new virus if any infected person or animal enters the country, said Kabirul Bashar, who teaches zoology at the Jahangirngar University.

"Animals don't have borders. No one will be able to stop an infected animal from crossing borders. Now the date juice season is underway. The virus can transmit through bats drinking date juice.

"Besides these, people in our country don't maintain necessary personal and civic hygiene. They spit at random on the streets," he added.

Professor ABM Abdullah, a former dean of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University's medicine department, said prevention "is very much necessary" as there is no vaccine or specific treatment for the new virus.

In South Asia, Nepal has reported one confirmed case, Pakistan has five suspected cases, while there has been no confirmations from India and Sri Lanka.

Show Full Article
Next Story