Six Bangladeshi nationals among those infected with Zika virus in Singapore

Fumigation is conducted at a construction site near Aljunied on Aug 31, 2016.
Fumigation is conducted at a construction site near Aljunied on Aug 31, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Six Bangladeshi nationals are among those infected with the Zika virus in Singapore, the High Commission of Bangladesh said on Thursday (Sept 1).

“We have been informed yesterday by MOH (the Ministry of Health) that of those tested positive, as of 12 noon on 30 August, 6 are Bangladeshi nationals,” Mr Mahbub Uz Zaman, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, told Reuters by email.

The patients have had "mild symptoms and have either recovered or recovering", he said. "We are in touch with the Ministry of Health."