28 UK RETURNEES TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN SYLHET, TAKEN TO ISOLATION CENTRE
28 UK returnees tested positive for Covid-19 and were taken into institutional isolation at a hospital in Sylhet last night.
BM Ashraf Ullah Taher, additional deputy commissioner (media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) confirmed the situation to our Sylhet correspondent on Monday night.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 157 passengers from London landed in Sylhet's Osmani International Airport on January 21, said the police official.
As per the instruction of the health ministry, they were put under institutional quarantine at different hotels for four days.
Upon completion of their quarantine, their samples were sent for Covid-19 PCR tests on Sunday and 28 of them tested positive.
Among the 28 infected persons, 15 had stayed at Hotel Noorjahan while five at Hotel Britannia, four at Hotel Holy Gate, three at Hotel La Rose and one at Hotel Holy Side.
BM Ashraf Ullah Taher further added that after their test report was confirmed positive tonight, they were isolated and taken to the 31-bed Khadimpara Hospital, a dedicated isolation centre for Covid-19 patients in Sylhet.