A Bangladesh authorities Minister died because of the novel coronavirus, as exams performed after his dying at a hospital in Dhaka revealed he was affected by COVID-19, officers stated on Sunday.
Junior Minister for Non secular Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah, died on Saturday night time on the Mixed Navy Hospital, stories Efe information.
“He was feeling chest ache and (had) respiratory issues, docs declared him useless as soon as he reached the hospital. He died probably on his method,” his colleague, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, revealed to Efe.
“His pattern was taken for coronavirus check after his dying and immediately (Sunday) it got here optimistic,” stated Chowdhury, who’s the state minister for delivery.
This makes Abdullah, 75, the senior-most Bangladesh official to die from COVID-19.
Earlier on Saturday, former Well being Minister Mohammed Nasim handed away at a Dhaka hospital, the place he was present process remedy for COVID-19.
Authorities spokesperson Chowdhury stated Nasim, who had held the well being portfolio between 2014 and 2019, was hospitalised on June 1 after having examined optimistic for the coronavirus. He additionally suffered a stroke after being admitted.
At the least two different Ministers have additionally examined optimistic for the coronavirus and are at the moment present process remedy at a hospital.
Based on the well being authorities, there have been 2,856 contemporary circumstances of Covid-19 detected on Saturday, taking complete to 84,379 confirmed circumstances, together with 1,139 deaths.
Furthermore, 1,003 docs and 1,010 nurses have been discovered to have been contaminated with the extremely infectious coronavirus within the nation.
Bangladesh on Saturday overtook China within the complete variety of coronavirus circumstances and is now 18th on the checklist of most-affected nations, in accordance with information launched by John Hopkins College.
Bangladesh imposed a lockdown within the nation on March 26 to test the unfold of the coronavirus.
The lockdown measures have been partially lifted on Might 31.
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