Eight more Bangladeshis die in US | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:18 AM, April 01, 2020

Eight more Bangladeshis die in US

Death toll now 31

At least 31 Bangladeshis died of Covid-19 in the US as of last night, according to the US authorities.

Of them, seven breathed their last in New York, which is the worst affected state, and one in Michigan in the last 24 hours.

The highest number of deaths -- 27 -- have so far been reported in New York, where a large number of Bangladeshis live.

The hospital authorities of the country confirmed the deaths to local newspapers and Bangladeshi journalists living in the US.

Neher Siddique, a Bangladeshi journalist residing in New York, told The Daily Star that they had to collect information from the hospitals remotely as the authorities banned all unauthorised entry there.

They are not even allowing journalists or close relatives of any of the patients admitted to hospitals to prevent the spread of coronavirus, he added.

"Panic and fear grip the New York residents," said Neher.

The journalist added that he talked to some of the victims' family members who requested the media not to disclose the names and identities of their loved ones.


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