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Coronavirus: Another TV journo tests positive

  • Published at 09:25 pm April 9th, 2020
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This is the second case of a journalist contracting the disease in Bangladesh

Another journalist of a private television channel has tested for Covid-19 infection, is currently undergoing treatment at Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka.

His father-in-law, an official of Bangladesh Railway, has also tested positive, a family source confirmed on Thursday.

The journalist had been in quarantine at his in-laws’ house in the city’s Shantinagar area, and was taken to Kurmitola General Hospital as he started showing Covid-19 symptoms.

His father-in-law, who felt ill, went to the hospital as well. Both took the tests and were found to have the infection, a family relative of the duo, who is also a journalist, told Dhaka Tribune.

The father-in-law is being treated at the same hospital, the relative said.

When contacted, Abu Bakkar Siddique, OC of Paltan police station, said they had placed a building in Shantinagar area under lockdown after learning of two confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The journo and his wife recently had a baby and were staying in her father’s house in Shantinagar for the last few days.

The journo had been home-quarantined as he had been feeling unwell.

He last went to office on April 6, one of his colleagues, who is a presenter, told Dhaka Tribune.

This is the second case of a journalist contracting the disease in Bangladesh.

On April 2, a videographer of private news channel Independent TV tested Covid-19 positive, which led to 47 of his colleagues to be home-quarantined.

In the last few days, Bangladesh has seen a sharp rise in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, a severely acute respiratory illness that is caused by a new strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2.

Since March 8, when the first three Covid-19 cases were reported in the country, 330 people have been detected with the deadly disease, 21 of whom died, while 33 made recovery, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Thursday, during the daily briefing of the situation via videoconference.

Most of these cases have been found in Dhaka, according to the health authorities.

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