Bangladesh recorded 929 deaths with coronavirus symptoms

A total of 929 people died with symptoms similar to that of coronavirus across the country until May 9, the Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS) of Dhaka University said Wednesday.

Bangladesh Peace Observatory (BPO) — a UNDP funded research facility — and a team of CGS published the report yesterday. It was prepared based on newspaper reports published between March 8 and May 12.

The report mentioned that there were 33 incidents of ignorance of medical professionals to treat non-Covid-19 patients.

There are also eight incidents of forced eviction from home, 23 cases of abandonment from family and colleagues, it said.

Two persons died by suicide because of social stigma, the report said.

Additionally, it recorded that there were as many as 79 incidents of spreading rumour, and 84 arrests were made for spreading rumours.

Meanwhile, A total of 411 people were arrested while another 8,136 were fined for their involvement in offences and irregularities like relief embezzlement, food adulteration and breaching government instructions over coronavirus.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today recorded that 19 people — the highest number in 24 hours so far — have died with coronavirus infections since Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has so far recorded 17,822 coronavirus cases and 269 deaths while the global death toll reached 291,942.