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.