DHAKA, Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi diplomat in Saudi Arabia has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a Foreign Ministry statement said on Saturday.

According to the statement, the labor counsellor at Bangladesh’s mission in Jeddah contracted COVID-19.

This is the first COVID-19 case at any Bangladeshi mission abroad, Md. Tohidul Islam, a senior information officer at the Foreign Ministry, told Anadolu Agency.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen urged all staffers at Bangladeshi missions abroad to perform duties with utmost caution.

“I am requesting all employees and officials working in Bangladeshi foreign missions to strictly follow the COVID-19-related health guidelines,” Momen

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