Bangladeshi in Qatar dies from coronavirus

Published : 12:30, Mar 29, 2020 | Updated : 16:53, Mar 29, 2020

People walk at souq Waqif, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Doha, Qatar March 12,2020. REUTERSQatar on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus, a Bangladeshi resident, and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections, the health ministry said.

The 57-year-old Bangladeshi national was suffering from a previous chronic disease, state news agency QNA reported.

The majority of cases in Qatar have been diagnosed among migrant labourers, and authorities have locked down a large section of an industrial zone where many live and work.