‘Coronavirus-infected Bangladeshi in critical state in Singapore’

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 14:41, Feb 19, 2020 | Updated : 14:42, Feb 19, 2020

The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS.The Bangladeshis, infected with coronavirus in Singapore, is now in a very critical state, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen.
He said the 39-year-old Bangladeshi was suffering from respiratory problems, kidney problems, and pneumonia before he got infected with coronavirus. He has been in the intensive care unit for the last 13 days.
Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan conveyed the updates during a telephone conversation with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr Momen on Wednesday (Feb 19), reports UNB.
“They [Singapore government] are doing their best to take care of him [the Bangladeshi patient] with top medical services,” Dr Momen told reporters after attending a function in the city.
Dr Momen said: “He [Singapore foreign minister] informed that the Bangladeshi citizen isn’t responding to medicine.”
He added that the Singapore government is bearing all the medical costs for the infected Bangladeshi citizens, who are undergoing treatment there.
Five Bangladeshi citizens have so far been infected with coronavirus in Singapore, according to Singapore Health Ministry.
As of now, the disease has claimed more than 2,000 lives in China.