Independent TV journalist tests positive for pestilence coronavirus

A journalist of Independent television has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Another 47 employees, who came into contact with him, have been sent to home quarantine, says a press release from the television channel.

“The journalist went into self-isolation on March 26 after he started showing symptoms,” CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Independent television M Shamsur Rahman said in a video message.

“He informed us that he wouldn’t be able to attend office on Mar 26 as he was showing symptoms. Since then, he had been in self-isolation before calling the IEDCR hotline. His sample was subsequently collected and unfortunately the result came back positive.”

He is now undergoing treatment at Kuwait-Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital

The journalist is currently under observation at the Kuwait-Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital, said the station’s Head of News Mamun Abdullah on Friday.

Bangladesh reported five new Covid-19 cases on Friday.

With this, the total number of coronavirus patients stands at 61. No new death was reported in the last 24 hours. So far, six people have died from the virus infection in the country.