Corona-infected Bangladeshi’s 8 roommates put in quarantine in Singapore


Dhaka, Feb 10: Eight roommates of coronavirus infected Bangladeshi worker have been put in quarantine in Singapore.Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Md Mostafijur Rahman confirmed the information to media on Monday.

“The government of Singapore is treating the Bangladeshi. Bangladesh High Commission is also monitoring his physical condition,” said Md Mostafijur Rahman, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore.

He said, the high commission knows his identity but didn’t disclose considering the security of his and his family.

Earlier on Sunday, Singapore English-language daily The Straits Times reported that a Bangladeshi worker has been infected by new coronavirus.

The 39-year-old Bangladeshi was warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

His symptoms surfaced on Feb 1, and he went to a GP clinic on Feb 3, and Changi General Hospital on Feb 5.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit at Changi General Hospital after a follow-up appointment at Bedok Polyclinic on Feb 7.

He was confirmed to have the coronavirus on Saturday afternoon, and was then transferred to NCID.

Before being admitted to hospital, he had visited Mustafa Centre in Little India, and stayed at The Leo dormitory in Kaki Bukit.