Two Bangladesh COVID-19 patients tested negative: official-Xinhua

Two Bangladesh COVID-19 patients tested negative: official

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2020-03-11 20:59:36

DHAKA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Two of Bangladesh's first three reported COVID-19 patients have tested negative, an official told the press on Wednesday.

Professor Meerjady Sabrina Flora, head of the country's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under the Health Ministry said in the second set of tests conducted on the three reported cases, they got negative results for two patients.

After completing all formalities in line with the protocol of the World Health Organization, she said they will be released soon as their health condition is better.

Bangladesh's Health Ministry announced the first three confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Two of the victims are Bangladeshi returnees from Italy while another one is their family member in Dhaka.

Flora also said that the third patient is in stable condition now although tested positive in the second test on Tuesday.

Flora said they had tested samples of 10 people in last 24 hours and all of them were tested negative.


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