The Financial Express

Two children in Cumilla found corona positive in IEDCR test

Published: April 09, 2020 14:47:29 | Updated: April 09, 2020 17:02:18

Two children in Cumilla test positive for coronavirus

Two children at Ziapur village in Burichang upazila of Cumilla found coronavirus positive in IEDCR test after the death of their grandmother from the virus infection.

Civil Surgeon Dr Abul Fazal Mir said of one the children is about seven years old while another is four.

Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Shahadat Hossain said Shaheda Khatun, grandmother of the children, died at Kurmitola General Hospital from COVID-19 disease on Sunday.

Later, samples of the two children were sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and both tested positive for the virus, Hossain said.

The civil surgeon said they will undergo treatment at home, according to a news agency.

Burichang Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mohamamd Imrul Hasan said the local administration put the village under lockdown on Tuesday after the children’s father Golam Mostafa and uncle Selim returned home from Dhaka.

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