3 die after showing virus-like symptoms | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 06, 2020

3 die after showing virus-like symptoms

At least three people died with Covid-19-like symptoms yesterday in three districts -- Madaripur, Netrakona and Cumilla.

Besides, multiple houses were locked down and many families were home quarantined in different districts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

In Madaripur, a 50-year-old man died with Covid-19 symptoms at his home under Koiaria union of Kalkini upazila early yesterday.

"The man was suffering from fever, cold and respiratory problems. But we are suspecting that he might have died of cardiac arrest," said Shafiqul Islam, civil surgeon of the district.

Besides, three others were admitted to the corona unit of Madaripur General Hospital yesterday with Covid-19-like symptoms, he said.

In Netrokona, a 45-year-old woman died of fever, cold and respiratory disease at Kalihor Joardarpara village in Purbodhala upazila early yesterday.

Later, local health officials collected samples from the body, said Tajul Islam Khan, civil surgeon of the district.

Few hours after her death, some 50 houses in the locality were locked down, said Umme Kulsum, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Purbadhala.

In Cumilla, a 60-year-old man died with flu-like symptoms in Chokrotola village of Daudkandi upazila yesterday.

He had been suffering from cold, fever, cough and respiratory disease for the last couple of days and died around 7:00am yesterday, said Shahinur Alam, medical officer of Daudkandi Upazila Health Complex.

Meanwhile, the local administration has locked down seven houses of the area suspecting that they might have contracted the virus, said Kamrul Islam Khan, UNO of Daudkandi.

In Manikganj, local administration locked down Singair municipality area of the district from early yesterday after a man there tested Covid-19 positive.

In Mymensingh, a rickshaw puller and his family members of Kachimpur village under Ishwarganj upazila were home-quarantined yesterday as the man was suffering from Coronvirus-like symptoms.

Our Faridpur, Mymensingh, Cumilla and Manikganj correspondents contributed to this report.

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

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

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

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

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News