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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Sylhet

Sylhet Office  :  First case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Sylhet.

The person detected with coronavirus positive in Sylhet is a physician and aged between 45 to 50.

Sylhet Civil Surgeon Premananda Mondol confirmed the news.

He said the report of the physician of being positive with coronavirus was confirmed on Sunday evening. He is currently staying in home quarantine.

Dr Anisur Rahman, Assistant Director of Health Directorate (Sylhet Division), said the physician is among the 18 new cases published on media on Sunday by the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

The house of the physician was put under lockdown just after the report of his coronavirus confirmed, he added.