28 passengers from UK to Sylhet have been diagnosed with coronavirus. They came to the country from United Kingdom on January 21.
After collecting samples on Sunday, their corona was detected in the report that came on Monday night.
After arriving in the country, they were under institutional quarantine in various hotels. After being diagnosed with corona, they were admitted to Khadimpara 31-bed hospital under government management.
Sylhet Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy Commissioner BM Ashraf Ullah Taher gave this information on Monday night.
He said that 157 expatriates arrived at Sylhet Osmani Airport on Bangladesh Biman Flight No. BG-202 from the United Kingdom on January 21. After arriving in Sylhet, they were kept in various hotels under institutional quarantine.
According to the rules, they are supposed to stay in quarantine for 4 days. As such, they were released from institutional quarantine on Monday and samples were collected and tested on Sunday. 28 people were identified as corona positive.
15 of these corona infected passengers were staying at Hotel Noor Jahan, 5 at Hotel Britannia, 4 at Hotel Holygate, 3 at Hotel La Rose and 1 at Hotel Holy Side.
BM Ashraf Ullah Taher said that these passengers have been admitted for treatment at the 31-bed hospital in Khadimpara, Sylhet, as they have been tested positive for coronavirus. Their physical condition is being monitored.
Since the outbreak of the new strain of corona virus in the UK, various countries have cut off contact with them. However, Bangladesh Biman flights are still continuing. Two flights a week from London, UK to Sylhet.
143 expatriates arrived in Sylhet on a Biman flight from the UK on Monday.