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UNB journalist tests positive for Covid-19

  • Published at 01:07 pm May 13th, 2020
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At least 100 journalists were found to be infected with Covid-19 in Bangladesh, and the death of one journalist has been confirmed so far

The Chittagong correspondent of news agency United News of Bangladesh (UNB) has tested positive for Covid-19.

The journalist shared the information through a post on his Facebook profile on Wednesday.

He also affirmed his well-wishers that he was doing well and following the directives prescribed by the doctors.

As of Tuesday, Chittagong district recorded a total of 419 cases of Covid-19.

A total of 100 journalists, including one from Dhaka Tribune, have tested positive for Covid-19 across the country till now, with 89 of them being in Dhaka. 

According to Ahammad Foyez‎, admin of a social media-based journalist group "Our media, our rights," the death of one journalist has so far been confirmed from Covid-19, while 24 other journalists made full recovery.

The infected journalists are from 47 national and regional media houses, including 22 newspapers, 19 television channels, three news portals, two radio channels, and one news agency.

Meanwhile, private television channel NTV has the highest number of infections with 15 people, including two reporters.

Twelve of the total infected work in Ittefaq, eight in Shomoyer Alo, six in Deepto TV, three in Rtv, two each in Ekushey tv, Somoy TV, Daily Sun, Independent TV, Prothom Alo, Jamuna TV (one Narsingdi correspondent), Alokito Bangladesh (one Kapashia correspondent), and SA TV (one is Gazipur correspondent).

The rest of the journalists who have been found infected with the virus are from Dhaka Tribune, Daily Star, Channel24, ATN News, Amader Notun Somoy, Bangladesher Khobor, Daily Songram, Daily Sitalakkha of Narayanganj, Daily Bhorer Kagoj, the Daily Ajkal, B-Barta, Inkilab, Janata, Kalerkantha, Daily Amar Barta, Daily Loksomaj (Jessore), Daily Protidiner Songbad, Daily Manabzamin, Daily Jayjaydin, Daily Desh Rupantor, Maasranga TV,  Ekattor TV, Channel I, Banglavision TV, IP TV Notun Shomoy, Desh TV, BTV, DBC News, ATN Bangla, Radio Amar, Radio Today, Purboposhchimbd, Bangla Tribune and UNB.

Until Wednesday afternoon, health authorities in Bangladesh recorded 17,822 Covid-19 cases and 269 deaths from the disease.

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