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Bangladesh Defence Secretary Dies from Covid-19 During Treatment at Dhaka Hospital

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He was admitted at CMH on May 29 after testing constructive for COVID-19 and was put into the intensive care unit on June 6 when his situation deteriorated, Bhasani Mirza, administrative officer of the secretary, instructed The Daily Star newspaper.

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  • Last Updated: June 29, 2020, 11:59 AM IST

Bangladesh Defence Secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury on Monday died at a hospital right here because of the novel coronavirus, the federal government has confirmed.

Chowdhury died throughout remedy in Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH) at 9.30 a.m. Monday, bdnews24 quoted Selina Haque, Additional Secretary to the Defence Ministry, as saying.

He was admitted at CMH on May 29 after testing constructive for COVID-19 and was put into the intensive care unit on June 6 when his situation deteriorated, Bhasani Mirza, administrative officer of the secretary, instructed The Daily Star newspaper.

He was on positioned on air flow assist on June 18 as his situation deteriorated, he added.

Chowdhury grew to become Defence Secretary in January and on June 14, the federal government promoted him to the senior secretary submit of the Ministry of Defence.

As of Monday morning, Bangladesh reported a complete of 137,787 COVID-19 circumstances, one of many worst hit in South Asia, with 1,738 deaths.


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