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Bangladeshi returnee from India kept under quarantine dies

| Updated: May 14, 2021 11:04:39

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A Bangladeshi woman who was kept under institutional quarantine following her recent return from India died at Jashore Chest Disease Hospital on Wednesday night, health officials said Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Ambia Khatun, 34, wife of Abdul Awal, a resident of the Siddhirganj area in Narayanganj. She was suffering from kidney disease and had gone to India for treatment.

Both Ambia and her husband and wife were kept under institutional quarantine at Hotel Hasan International in Jashore since their return from India on May 7, reports UNB.

Jashore District Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Abu Shaheen said that Ambia was suffering from a kidney ailment, diabetes, and hypertension and had gone to India for treatment.

"She fell sick on Wednesday evening and was rushed to Jessore Chest Disease Hospital. She died around 10.45 pm while undergoing treatment. Ambia had tested negative for Covid-19," he said.

Arrangements have been made to send her body to her village in collaboration with the police, the civil surgeon added.

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