Ten Bangladeshis, who returned from India after treatment, were admitted to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Friday morning.
CMCH sources said most of them are cancer patients.
Zahirul Islam Bhuiyan, in-charge of CMCH police outpost, said they returned home from India after undergoing treatment. “They’ve been kept in the hospital for initial care,” he said.
Among the returnees, three are from Fatikchhari upazila, three from Chandnaish, three from Karnafuli and one from Patia.
Iqbal Hossain, who went to India with a patient, said, “I went there in February for treatment. I came to Jashore from Kolkata on May 4. Before returning home, we tested negative for Covid-19. Here too the report came negative. The hospital authorities said they would send us home.”
He said that they want to go home as soon as possible but no doctor visited them since morning to talk about their release.
Bangladesh shut its border with India after the neighbouring country saw a record upsurge in cases and fatalities. The Indian variant of the coronavirus is suspected to be more contagious.
A number of Bangladeshis returned home through Benapole. All of them were tested for Covid-19 and kept at Jashore Chest Disease Hospital. They were sent to their respective district hospitals at the instruction of the authorities concerned yesterday.