Bangladesh journalist dies of coronavirus infection
Published : Sunday, 5 July, 2020 at 10:06 PM Count : 211
The Weekly Uttamasha editor Khandaker Ekramul Huque died of coronavirus infection at a hospital in Dhaka on Sunday. He was 60.
Khandaker Ekramul Huque breathed his last about 11:15am at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, his brother Enamul Huque said.
He said that Ekramul was admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital on Saturday night after his COVID-19 test report came positive.
He said that his brother was transferred to BSMMU on Sunday morning.
In his professional life, Ekramul worked for different dailies and weeklies, including Weekly Robbar.
Enamul said that Ekramul was buried at his family graveyard at Chauddagram in Cumilla district.
A total of 11 journalists including Ekramul have died of COVID-19 while eight others have died with COVID-19 symptoms.
According to media houses and journalist organisations, until Sunday 536 journalists and media workers were affected by the coronavirus.
Of them, 403 are from Dhaka and 133 from the other parts of the country.
They are from 136 national and local media houses, including 80 newspapers, 27 television channels, 22 internet news portals, five radios and one news agency.