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Coronavirus: 8 Infected Bangladeshi youths put in quarantine in Singapore
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Coronavirus: 8 Infected Bangladeshi youths put in quarantine in Singapore

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Dhaka, Feb 10: Eight roommates of Coronavirus infected Bangladeshi worker have been put in quarantine in Singapore. Initially, one youth from Leo dormitory in Kaki Bukit was tested positive for coronavirus and later, other seven youths, who had come into close contact with this Bangladeshi worker have been quarantined.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Md Mostafijur Rahman confirmed the information on Monday. The government of Singapore is currently treating the Bangladeshi youths taking all necessary precautions. Bangladesh High Commission is also monitoring their physical condition, said Md Mostafijur Rahman, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore.

He said, the high commission knows their identity but didn’t disclose considering the security of their 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 put 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 tested positive for 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. The other seven youths, who had come into close contact with the Bangladeshi worker have been quarantined, MOM and the Ministry of Health (MOH) told the Singapore Contractors Association on the same day. (UNI)