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Jamuna TV reporter tests positive for coronavirus, 34 quarantined

Published: April 10, 2020 09:42:52 | Updated: April 10, 2020 13:38:50


Jamuna TV reporter tests positive for coronavirus

A senior reporter of Jamuna TV has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), prompting the authorities of the private television station to put 34 of his colleagues into quarantine in Dhaka.

Roksana Anzuman Nicole, Assignment Editor of the television, confirmed the development on Thursday after several of their colleagues spoke about it, reports to bdnews24.com.

The patient’s three family members had also shown coronavirus symptoms.

He and his father-in-law were diagnosed with the virus after tests and have been admitted to the Kurmitola General Hospital while the other members will also undergo test. 

Jamuna TV officials said the infected reporter came to the office for the last time on Apr 6.

The TV station later made a list of 34 of his close contacts and asked them to isolate themselves.

On Apr 3, a cameraman of Independent TV tested positive for the coronavirus, the first media worker known to have infected with the virus in Bangladesh. It asked 47 of its staffers to self-isolate.

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