Another journalist dies of COVID-19

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:06, Apr 16,2021 | Updated: 00:54, Apr 17,2021


Rifat Sultana

Ekattor Television associate news producer Rifat Sultana died hours after giving birth to a baby on Friday at a hospital in the capital. She was 33.

Rifat, her husband and mother-in-law had been suffering form COVID-19 for a week, her brother-in-law Musfiqul Islam told New Age.

He said that Sultana gave birth to a baby girl in the morning. She tested positive for COVID-19 ten days ago and she was also suffering from some pregnancy-related complications.

Including Sultana, a total of 35 journalists and media workers have died of the deadly disease while 14 others died with COVID-19 like symptoms in the country since its attack early 2020.

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