DHAKA, Bangladesh/COLOMBO, Sri Lanka 

Nationals of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who were stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus, were brought back on Saturday amid the intensified situation of those infected with the virus.

Separate airplanes of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka had left Wuhan, with evacuees of the countries, and arrived in Dhaka, and Colombo, respectively, on Saturday as the fear of coronavirus outburst continues in China.

The coronavirus, so named because under the microscope it resembles a crown, has killed at least 259 people in China, with nearly 12,000 infected. More than 118,000 people

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