Visitors wearing protective facemasks walk past a Boeing 787 model display at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on 12 February 2020. Photo: AFPAnother Bangladeshi worker in Singapore has been infected with coronavirus, the health ministry of Singapore has confirmed.

Earlier, on Sunday, the ministry had reported a 39-year-old Bangladeshi male was diagnosed with the novel virus.

The number of infected people in the island nation has reached to 47 including two Bangladeshis who worked at Seletar Aerospace Heights with no recent history of China travel.

The condition of the first Bangladeshi, warded in the intensive care unit of the country’s NCID (National Centre for Infectious Diseases), did not improve, several diplomatic sources have said.

According to the website of Singapore health ministry, the second Bangladeshi felt symptoms of the virus on 6 February. He went to a clinic next day for treatment. On 10 February, he underwent a medical test at NCID where he was diagnosed with coronavirus.

The worker, before being admitted to hospital, had stayed at his rental apartment in Veerasamy Road and is now quarantined at a specialised hospital of the country, said The Straits Times.

The authorities quarantined 19 residents including 10 Bangladeshis staying in Kaki Bukit, where he was staying before being detected.

Meanwhile, in Bangladesh, the government is considering sending back 17 Chinese citizens who have been stranded in a ship refused to anchor in the Bay of Bengal over coronavirus since 4 February.

The visas of the Chinese sailors have already been expired.

Foreign ministry senior officials said when and from which location of China the sailors set out will be verified.

The issuance of visas on arrival for Chinese nationals has been suspended due to coronavirus.

However, Chinese sailors will be given visas on arrival under a special arrangement if their quarantine period of 14 days is over.

No one was diagnosed with coronavirus in Bangladesh, Meerjady Sabrina, director of Epidemiology Disease Control Research (IEDCR), told the media on Tuesday.

She said one suspected patient has been admitted at a hospital in Dhaka and undergoing medical test.


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