City Bank top official dies from COVID-19, tests negative for twice before his death

Muztaba Shahriar, aged 40, was the First Vice President - HR Operations of the City Bank.

A top official of the City Bank has died from the novel coronavirus in Dhaka, reports The Business Standard.

The official, Muztaba Shahriar, was laid to rest at Taltala Graveyard in the capital by the law enforcement authorities today, 26 April 2020, afternoon.


Muztaba Shahriar, aged 40, was the First Vice President – HR Operations of the City Bank. However, the bank is yet to make any official comment on his death.

Earlier in the day, one of his family members was taken by a law enforcement agency to attend his burial, but he was not allowed to see the body.


Shahriar had been suffering from high fever for the last few days. He went through coronavirus tests twice as per the advice of the doctor. Both tests were negative.

He had been taking medicine for urine infection according to his doctor’s advice. On Saturday, 25 April 2020, morning, he went to Mugda Hospital again for checking and he felt severely sick at that time. Doctors of the hospital immediately admitted him to the hospital and hospital authorities today morning confirmed to his family over the phone that he is no more.

“After his death, his sample was tested again and the result came positive today, 26 April 2020,” said his wife quoting hospital authorities.


His family members have been advised to stay at home quarantine.

Earlier, the Bangladesh Bank instructed banks to provide health insurance coverage of up to Taka 10 lakh for the treatment of bankers, if they get infected with COVID-19 while attending office physically during the general holiday announced to curb the spread of the coronavirus.


If any bank employee dies from the virus, their family will get a grant of five times higher than the certain health insurance, the Bangladesh Bank said in a circular issued on 15 April 2020.


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