AGENCIES, New Delhi: A septagenurian patient with a medical history diabetes, kidney ailments and hypertension in Bangladesh became the first coronavirus patient to die in that country on Wednesday.
Bangladesh has also confirmed four more confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total tally in the country to 14.
As a precautionary measure, Bangladesh has temporarily suspended its visa-on-arrival facility for Chinese nationals and issued directions not to recruit them for ongoing projects in the country.
Thailand also reported 35 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking its total to 212. The country has recorded one death since the outbreak began with 42 COVID-19 patients having recovered and gone home, while 169 are still in hospital.
Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the director-general of the disease control department said that Wednesday’s cases were categorised into two groups — one group linked to older cases and the other from overseas.
Meanwhile, the Chinese city of Ezhou in Hubei province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic has relaxed restrictions on outbound travel for non-resident citizens within its borders, but they will not be allowed to travel to Beijing. Ezhou reported a total of 1,394 cases of coronavirus infection and 57 virus-related deaths.