Rohingya Camp: First refugee dies from Covid-19 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:34 AM, June 03, 2020

Rohingya Camp: First refugee dies from Covid-19

A Rohingya man has died from Covid-19 in Cox's Bazar's Ukhia upazila.

He is the first Rohingya person who died from coronavirus infections, Abu Toha MR Bhuiyan, chief health coordinator of the refugee relief and repatriation commissioner's office in Cox's Bazar, said yesterday.

The 71-year-old breathed his last at the isolation centre of Kutupalong Rohingya camp on Saturday night. He was taken there two days ago as he was suffering from fever, cold, and respiratory problems, Toha said. 

Health officials later collected his samples, the physician said, adding that the man tested Covid-19 positive on Monday.

Some 30 Rohingyas have already contracted coronavirus, and they are being treated at the isolation centre, the physician said.

 

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top