The continuous rise of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh has surpassed the 50,000 mark. Yet, instead of taking more cautious measures, some have begun to take a more lax attitude towards the crisis. The daily counts are not just numbers; these are real people with dreams and families. Behind these numbers are stories of gross mismanagement, sorrow, and grief of families and their loved ones. Dr. Rafael Mursalin's family is one such example of how the virus is tearing lives apart. He spoke with Star Live with the hope that his story will act as a cautionary tale and implore people to take measures such as social distancing with utmost seriousness.