Doctor of Kurmitola Hospital tests coronavirus (Covid-19) positive
01:13 PM, April 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:04 PM, April 25, 2020

Doctor of Kurmitola Hospital tests Covid-19 positive

A doctor working at Kurmitola General Hospital has tested Covid-19 positive -- the first physician to be infected at the hospital dedicated for treating coronavirus patients.

"The doctor showed Covid-19 like symptoms a couple of days ago. Samples were collectedfor test, and the report was released yesterday confirming that he was Covid-19 positive," said Dr Nirupam Das, chief administrator of Bangladesh Doctors Foundation (BDF)

He is being treated at home, Dr Das added.

Contacted, a top official of the hospital confirmed that he was the first doctor of the hospital infected with the virus.

According to BDF, at least 324 doctors have so far tested Covid-19 positive across the country.

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