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Coronavirus: Habiganj records first death

The five years old child died while undergoing treatment at the SSMCH after being transferred from Habiganj on Saturday evening around 8pm

Update : 26 Apr 2020, 01:12 PM

A five-year-old child, who tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, has died on Saturday in Sylhet's Shaheed Shamsuddin Medical College Hospital (SSMCH).

The deceased, Abhas Antobas, 5, died while undergoing treatment at the SSMCH after being transferred to the hospital from Chunarughat of Habiganj on Saturday evening around 8pm, confirmed Dr Mukhlesur Rahman Ujjal, assistant civil surgeon of Habiganj.

He said: "We maintained proper protocols with the dead child and the burial procedures to prevent others from being infected.

"This is the first death from the virus in Habiganj among 47 infected people," added the official.

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