‘Govt to monitor Chinese and Koreans coming in’

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:03, Jan 28, 2020 | Updated : 15:05, Jan 28, 2020

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen speaks during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Jul 5, 2019. REUTERS/FILE PHOTOThe government will monitor those coming into Bangladesh from China and South Korea, says Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
“Coronavirus originated in China’s Wuhan city of Hubei province,” he said during an event on Tuesday (Jan 28).
He added that those nationals would be kept under monitoring and their addresses and other information noted.
Responding to queries on the Chinese nationals working with Bangladeshis in various projects including Padma Bridge, Payra and Boropukuria Power Plant, he said, “There isn’t a problem there. If there isn’t any virus then what’s the problem?”
He said that the government hasn’t issued a travel alert yet because they don’t want people to panic.
He said talks were underway to bring back the Bangladeshi citizens from China. “We are alert about this and have kept all kinds of facilities in the country. The hospitals are ready as well.”