Bogura death not from coronavirus: IEDCR report | Daily Star
04:24 PM, March 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:39 PM, March 30, 2020

Bogura death not from coronavirus: IEDCR report

Samples of a 45-year-old-man, who died with coronavirus-like symptoms in Bogura's Shibganj upazila on Friday, tested negative, said officials.

"Today, we have a report from IEDCR saying his test result is negative," said Gousul Azam Chowdhury, civil surgeon of Bogura.

Meanwhile, police withdrew lockdown of 10 houses in the adjoining area after learning of the results, our Bogura correspondent reports quoting Shibganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Alamgir Kabir.

On Friday night, the man suffering from a cold, cough and fever, died allegedly after receiving no treatment in Bogura's Shibganj upazila.

A medical team from Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital collected samples from the dead body.

Later, the upazila administration put residents of 10 houses adjacent to the deceased's in home-quarantine.

According to the deceased's wife, her husband worked and stayed in Gazipur. He returned home on March 25. Since March 26, he started suffering from cold, cough and fever.

The woman asked the neighbours for help. She even called the emergency hotline, but no one received the call. She tried many times.

Earlier, she had called the helpline of Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital and Mohammad Ali Hospital in Bogura, but no one answered, she alleged.

People were barring them from burying the dead out of fear of the virus and later he was buried in a khas (government) land one and half kilometer away from their house.

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