Barguna's Amtali Upazila AL president dies, house on lockdown
Barguna district's Amtali Upazila Awami League president and former upazila chairman GM Delwar Hossain died after he fell sick with the symptoms of fever and shortness of breath. He died at about 11am at his house at Locha area under the upazila.
The district administration has put his house on lockdown.
Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a condolence message on his death.
It is learnt that Hossain fell sick with pneumonia symptoms of feveral and shortness of breath on Tuesday. He was brought at Amtali Upazila Hospital on Wednesday. Doctors at the hospital referred him to Patuakhali Medical College Hospital for better treatment. He took treatment at that hospital. Suspecting a case of coronavirus infection, doctors at the hospital collected samples of blood from his body and sent to the IEDCR in Dhaka.
Later, his family brought him to his house. A pall of gloom descended on the upazila's political arena and common people at his death. Hundreds of leaders and activists thronged his house maintaining the social distance.
Receiving information, UNO Monira Parvin, ASP (Amtali-Taltali Circle) Syed Rabiul Islam and Amtali Police Station OC Md Shah Alam Howlader went to his house. Later, the police urged the leaders and activists to stay there maintaining social distance.
GM Delwar Hossain's son Amtali Pourasava panel mayor GM Musa said his father had been suffering from pneumonia with the symptoms of fever and shortness of breath over the last several days.
Amtali UNO Monira Parvin said the house would remain under lockdown until the arrival of test report from Dhaka. Freedom fighter GM Delwar's body was scheduled to be buried at his family graveyard at 5pm with due state honour.