A Bangladeshi national has been infected with coronavirus in Singapore, reports the Straits Times.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Md Mustafizur Rahman confirmed the case while talking to UNB on Sunday night.
"Yes, it’s true. The patient is a construction worker of 39 from Leo Dormitory at Kaki Bukit area. He didn’t go to China, so it’s a local transmission. He got symptoms first on February 1 and went to GP for treatment. However, he has been diagnosed as coronavirus infected only today (Sunday) afternoon,” he said.
Due to the Singapore policy, they did not yet disclose the name and the details of the infected person, the high commissioner said. “What we could know is that he is currently quarantined at the National Infectious Disease Hospital. We’ve already urged the Migrant Workers Centre and Ministry of Health for the details,” he said, expressing the hope that they will be able to know more on Monday morning.
The Bangladeshi’s symptoms surfaced on February 1, and he went to a GP clinic on Feb 3 and Changi General Hospital on February 5, the newspaper reports.
He was admitted to the intensive care unit at Changi General Hospital after a follow-up appointment at Bedok Polyclinic on February 7, it said.
The total number of people infected in Singapore has risen to 43, according to the newspaper.