Three more overseas returnees were sent to Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital on Saturday night from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for having high body temperature.
Dr Shahriar Sazzad, in-charge of Airport Health camp, said they arrived here from Dubai by a flight of Gulf Air around 9 pm on Saturday.
The authorities concerned sent them to the hospital as they had high body temperature, he said.
Earlier, two overseas returnees—one from Maldives and the other from Bahrain– were sent to the same hospital on Saturday morning from the Airport with high body temperature.
A Malaysia-returnee on Thursday and two people from Saudi Arabia on Friday were directly sent to the hospital from the airport as they were screened with high body temperatures.
In the meantime, Bangladesh on Saturday cancelled all the international passenger flights until March 31 with 10 countries to be effective from 12 am on Sunday to restrict the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Bangladesh reported the country’s first death from coronavirus on March 18 while the second one on Saturday.
Three more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the last 24 hours , raising the number of coronavirus cases in the country to 27, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora announced this at a press briefing at IEDCR in Mohakhali on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the number of globally confirmed coronavirus cases rose to more than 300,000 on Sunday. So far, The virus has claimed 13,068 lives — a mortality rate of 12 percent, according to Worldometer.
Covid-19 is affecting 188 countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).