COVID-19: Second doctor dies in Bangladesh

Colonel (retd) Professor Dr Moniruzzaman, has died from the Novel Coronavirus on 03 May 2020.

Enamul Hafiz Latifee compiles,

A second doctor, Colonel (retd.) Professor Dr. Moniruzzaman, had died from COVID-19 on 03 May 2020 in Bangladesh.

He was resident doctor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Bangladesh Doctors’ Foundation’s (BDF) Coordinator Nirupom Das said, “Professor Moniruzzaman passed away at Combined Military Hospital on Sunday afternoon.”

With him, a total of two doctors lost the fight against the deadly virus in the country, he added.


According to BDF data, so far 554 doctors have been diagnosed positive with coronavirus, while only 20 recovered.


The Health Directorate reported on Sunday, the highest single-day rise of COVID-19 cases – 665 – in 24 hours till 8am. 2 more deaths from the virus were also reported, bringing the total number of casualties to 177.

Bangladesh reported the first death of a physician – Dr. Md Moyeen Uddin, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital- on 15 April 2020.


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