Four Chinese citizens sent to isolation from airport after testing Covid positive


Four returnees from China have been kept in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.


They arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka Monday (26 December) afternoon.


“As the faces of the four passengers were red, they underwent an antigen test and the report came positive,” Dr Shahriar Sazzad, assistant director of the airport’s health department told UNB”.


Later, they were sent to Mohakhali DNCC Hospital to be kept in isolation, he added.


Read: Reports of severe COVID in China are “extremely concerning”, WHO


In the wake of the surge in the new sub-variant of Covid-19 infections, Omicron BF.7, in different countries including China and India, the government has asked all to take necessary steps in maintaining health guidelines in all airports, land ports and river ports across the country.


To contain the spread of Covid, DGHS has instructed the authorities concerned to strengthen surveillance and screening of people coming to Bangladesh from countries including China, India, Japan, South Korea, USA, France, Brazil and Germany.


It also asked the authorities concerned to take steps so that people, coming from those countries, go through tests and digital thermal scanner and thermometer in hand are used at the entry points of all districts. It also requested to strengthen the risk communication activities.


Source: United News of Bangladesh