A Bangladeshi businessmen and his wife who went to Germany two weeks ago are passing days amid uncertainty as they have got struck there following the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.
Shamim Gowher, also a Canadian passport holder, and his wife went to visit their daughter who along with her husband resides in Munich, Germany on March 6.
The couple also visited Austria and Hungary before returning to Germany again.
However, they got stuck there as Bangladesh suspended allowing passengers from European countries except England from March 15.
As the coronavirus is ravaging the entire world, including Canada, they are also in a dilemma whether to go there.
Meanwhile, the German visa of Shameem’s wife is going to expire on April 10. However, the German government issued an email document to her to overcome the issue after she applied to it over the issue.
They are now passing their days amid uncertainty and dilemma at their daughter’s house at Bavaria in Munich as no one is aware about what is going to happen in the upcoming days.
Shameem said a strict lockdown will be enforced in Bavaria from Sunday to contain the virus.
Asked whether there is any specific advice from the Bangladesh Embassy there, Shamim replied in the negative. Instead, he received advice from Canadian Embassy there.
While sharing his experiences with UNB, he said they are now staying indoors as per German government’s instructions and people are also not coming out except any emergency
The government also instructed people not to buy anything more than two pieces and the Germans are also following the government’s instructions, said the businessman.
The number of tourists is very low, he said, adding that his son-in-law is also working from his residence.
In Bangladesh, three more people tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country on Friday, raising the total number of corona cases to 20.
Besides, authorities confirmed the first death from coronavirus in the country on Wednesday.