The minister came up with the remark on Wednesday at a media briefing in the capital
All the Bangladeshis, who returned from China on February 1, will be released from Ashkona quarantine centre on February 14 as doctors found no symptoms of coronavirus on their bodies, said Health Minister Jahid Malik.
The minister came up with the remark on Wednesday at a media briefing in the capital.
The government has set up a quarantine zone at Hajj Camp at the capital's Ashkona area to keep the returnees from China under observation as the coronavirus is infectious and takes about 14 days for showing up any symptoms on the victims.
The returnees were tested upon arrival and are being monitored by physicians at the camp regularly, the minister added.
A charter flight of Biman Bangladesh landed in Dhaka airport 314 Bangladeshis, including 15 children, from the coronavirus-struck Wuhan city of China. Later the passengers were taken to Hajj camp in Ashkona, where they are currently quarantined.
Coronavirus has so far spread to 28 countries. Till now, 45,000 people have been infected with the virus in mainland China, and at least 1,107 people have died of it globally.