She said the government is monitoring the situation round the clock and will take immediate appropriate steps if any problem arises in any place.

"All have to remain neat and clean and follow the instructions of the health ministry," she said.

In this connection Sheikh Hasina said that the ministry is issuing their instructions daily regarding the coronavirus. "I will request all to follow those instructions."

The prime minister also urged all to create awareness about coronavirus.

She said that due to coronavirus, countries across the globe are facing economic hardship.

Coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan, has infected more than 100,000 people and killed over 3,500 people. The virus has emerged in around 100 countries but more than half of those who contracted the virus have now recovered. It is retreating in China and in nearby South Korea.