Monday, February 17th, 2020

Chinese national hospitalised in Rangpur with fever

Monday, 17 February 2020 | 3:58 am | 43 times

Chinese national hospitalised in Rangpur with fever

A female Chinese national was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) with fever on Sunday.

Zing Zong, 29, an employee of a Chinese company at Uttara Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in Nilphamari, was admitted to the hospital at noon with fever and breathing complications, said RMCH Assistant Director Dr Rustam Ali.

Zing, who actually fell sick on Saturday, has been kept at the Corona unit of Isolation Ward of the hospital.

“We’ve already informed the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), they’ll collect the samples of Zing’s saliva, blood and sweat for test,” he said.

The Chinese national reached Rangpur on February 4, he said.

Meanwhile, five Bangladeshis were infected with coronavirus or Covid-19 in Singapore.

The viral outbreak that began in China has so far infected more than 68,500 people and killed 1,665 others, according to figures released on Sunday by China, reports AP.

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