80-year-old woman beats Covid-19
The recovery of an 80-year-old woman from novel coronavirus in the district's Bauphal upazila has raised hope among others about fighting the deadly disease.
Ajimon Bibi, 80, and her four family members -- Honufa Begum, 40, Farzana, 14, Hawa Begum, 50, and Siddiqur Rahman, 22 --recovered from Covid-19 after an 18-day battle.
The upazila administration greeted Ajimon and her family members with flowers around 11:00am and allowed them to go to home, said Proshanta Kumar Saha, upazila health and family planning officer.
He said they had collected samples from the five on April 21 and sent those to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
On April 23, the five were placed in institutional quarantine at Kalaia Idris Degree College as their samples tested positive for the virus.
Ajimon Bibi and her family members were released as test reports appeared negative twice, Proshanta said, adding that the upazila administration gave them necessary medicines and food for the next 14 days.
The health and family planning officer said although they have recovered from the disease, they would have to stay in a fresh 14-day home quarantine.
According to family sources, Ajimon Bibi and four of her family members returned home from Narayanganj on April 20.