IEDCR to release 312 Wuhan-returned after final screening today


The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) is set to release 312 people, kept at Ashkona Hajj camp and Combined Military Hospital for observation since 1 February, after screening them today (Saturday), reports news agency UNB.

“All of them are in good condition,” IEDCR director Meerjady Sabrina Flora told the media at the institute on Friday.

IEDCR has so far tested samples of 62 patients and found no COVID-19 case, she added.

In Singapore, four Bangladeshis have been tested positive for COVID-19. They are undergoing treatment there, Flora said.

“One of them has been kept in ICU. Besides, six Bangladeshis were kept in quarantine there,” the IEDCR director added.

The viral outbreak that began in China has so far infected more than 64,000 people globally and killed over 1500.

IEDCR said that it has screened 13,542 people in the last 24 hours until Friday morning when they were entering the country through different airports, sea ports and land ports.

None of them were found to be infected in the deadly virus, the IEDC authorities added.