Three doctors, twenty nurses and ward boys of National Hospital in Chattogram were sent to quarantine after they handled a patient who was later confirmed as a coronavirus or Covid-19 patient.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said the doctors and other staffs of the hospital handled a patient hospitalised with flu-like symptoms several days ago.“As his symptoms suggested that he might be infected with coronavirus, the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) collected his samples and he tested positive,” he said.
The IEDCR advised them to send all of them to home quarantine, he added.
Earlier on Friday, the first case of coronavirus infection has been confirmed in the port city Chattogram.
The 67-year-old man who resides in Chattogram city is currently in the isolation unit of Chattogram General Hospital with three other suspects, hospital sources said.
Bangladesh on Friday reported five new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 61.