Former Feni Press Club president and Feni-based Weekly Hawkers editor Nurul Karim Majumder died with COVID-19 symptoms on Sunday night. He was 68.
The journalist breathed his last about 8:15pm at Feni General Hospital’s isolation unit for COVID-19 patents, Feni Press Club president Muhammed Abu Taher Bhuyan told New Age.
He said that though Nurul Karim was not tested for coronavirus, physicians provided him treatment as a COVID-19 patient because he carried almost all symptoms, including serious breathing complication.
Nurul Karim’s son Tarique Majumder told New Age that just before the death of his father physicians were preparing to collect the sample from him for COVID-19 test.
He said that no sample was collected as he died before the process had been completed, but physicians confirmed that Nurul Karim’s lung was damaged by 80 per cent.
He said that his father was buried at his family graveyard at Ukilpara area in Feni on Monday morning.
In his professional life, Nurul Karim worked as the Feni district correspondent of Daily Star and United News of Bangladesh.
Including Nurul Karim, a total of nine journalists have died with COVID-19 symptoms while 11 journalists have died of COVID-19.
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