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RMG worker buried in Sunamganj after death with fever, cough

Seven people home quarantined; red flags hoisted in front of their houses

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A garment worker who died with fever and cold on Wednesday at a hospital in Gazipur was buried in Mahtabpur village in Tahirpur upazila on Thursday night.

The deceased was identified as Jahirul, 22, son of Kafil Uddin of Mahtabpur village in Tahirpur upazila.

Jahirul’s family members said he died at a hospital in Gazipur at 7pm on Wednesday after suffering from fever and cough for a week.

Kulsuma Begum of Companiganj upazila in Sylhet and Malik Ustar brought Jahirul’s body to Mahtabpur village on Thursday evening and buried him at around 8pm, they added.

Family also said that Jahirul had been working at a garment factory in Gazipur for the last two years but could not specify the name of the factory.

Tahirpur Thana Police and physicians from Tahirpur Upazila Health Complex visited the village and kept seven people  in home quarantine, said Dr Iqbal Hossain, UHFPO, of the hospital.

He also said that the local administration has hoisted red flags in front of the  houses of the quarantined people.

Tahirpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Bijen Banarjee said local administration kept the victim’s parents, relatives and two persons who brought his body from Gazipur in home quarantine.

Bangladesh on Friday confirmed the detection of five more new coronavirus patients, raising the total number of such cases in the country to 61.

The country has so far confirmed six deaths from coronavirus.