Man with coronavirus symptom dies in Dinajpur

Hili Correspondent
Published : 12:32, Mar 30, 2020 | Updated : 12:33, Mar 30, 2020

DinajpurA man with symptoms of coronavirus infection has died at his house in Birampur upazila of Dinajpur.

The man, 40, a farm labourer by profession, returned to home from Comilla 10 to 12 days back with fever and cold and died early Monday (Mar 30), Abdur Razzak, chairman of Jotbani Union Parishad, confirmed.

"The local administration has kept four members of his family in home quarantine," he said.

The individual worked at a Comilla house, owned by an expatriate who lived in Saudi Arabia.

Recently, the expatriate returned to his house while the district administration put all the residents of the house in home quarantine, he said.

The deceased man fled the house and returned to his home.

Afterwards, he started suffering from respiratory problem and was infected with jaundice, Razzak said.

Avoiding the health complex, he was taking treatment locally.

However, members of village police have been deployed in the locality to restrict people's movement in the particular neighbourhood, he added.

Birampur upazila health official Dr Md Solaiman Hossain Mehedi said samples have been collected from the body to determine the cause of death.