Lone Khagrachhari COVID-19 patient recovers

United News of Bangladesh. Khagrachhari | Published: 13:29, May 09,2020


Ershad Chakma, the only confirmed COVID-19 patient in Khagrachhari, has recovered.

‘His sample tested negative for the third time and he is now doing well,’ said civil surgeon Nupur Kanti Das on Saturday morning adding that now the district had no confirmed novel coronavirus infection case.

Besides, the samples of 14 people who came in contact with him, also tested negative.

Ershad Chakma, who was in isolation at Dighinala Kamakkachhara Primary School, received release letter Saturday.

The civil surgeon said that now 21 people were in institutional quarantine and 124 in home quarantine.

Ershad, a readymade garment worker, returned to Dighinala on April 18. Later, his sample was sent to Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease in Chattogram and his positive report was received on April 29.

Bangladesh confirmed 206 deaths and 13,134 cases until Friday.

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