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Deadly virus’ outbreak in China, HSIA in high alert

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:18 AM, 19 January 2020  

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The Government has taken a special alert measure in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) following an outbreak of a deadly new virus, similar to 'pneumonia', in China; that killed three people in Singapore and two in Thailand already.

The Health Department has taken special precautionary measures at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) with regard to domestic and foreign nationals who have already reached China.

Additional Director General of Health Services Department of Health Department and Director 'Disease Control' Dr. Sania Tahmina told the media that tourists who are coming from China will have to come through a special 'thermal scanner' at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. A safety check will be done if the fever is found in their body.

Like the Mars-Corona virus, the person infected with the virus experiences fever. If the severity of the fever increases, breathing becomes worse. Then pneumonia may or may not occur. This is a contagious disease.

It is reported that dozens of people have been infected with a fish market in Wuhan, China. The Chinese fish market was closed from January 1 this year.

Earlier, more than 700 people died around the world in the outbreak of the SARS virus originating from China in the 2000s. At that time, around 8,000 people from 26 countries were infected with the deadly virus.