1st Bangladeshi reportedly infected with coronavirus in Singapore

A Bangladeshi worker in Singapore has reportedly been infected with the novel coronavirus, the island nation’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said Sunday.

“Case 42 is a 39-year-old male Bangladeshi national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder and has no recent travel history to China,” the MOH said in a press release, reports The Straits Times, Singapore.

The total number of people infected so far in Singapore is 43.

The infected Bangladeshi has been shifted to an isolation room at Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), the MOH said.

According to MOH records, subsequent test results confirmed the Bangladeshi national as infected with the coronavirus, whose scientific name is 2019-nCoV, on Saturday afternoon.

He reported the onset of symptoms on February 1 and sought treatment at various clinics and hospitals before being isolated by the emergency department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the records showed.

Prior to being admitted to the hospital, the infected Bangladeshi expatriate had visited Mustafa Centre and stayed at The Leo dormitory.