A 71-year-old Rohingya man infected with the novel coronavirus has died at a refugee camp in Ukhiya of Cox's Bazar.
He was a resident of Kutupalong Registered Camp.
He died while being treated in isolation, said Chief Health Coordinator of the Office of Refugee Relief and Repatriation Dr Abu Toha Bhuiyan.
He also mentioned that the old man who died early on June 1 was the first Rohingya man to die of the novel coronavirus. After the incident, nine members of the family of the deceased were kept under home quarantine for observation.
Dr Toha said that the old man had come to the health centre of the camp in the afternoon of May 30 with a cold, cough and shortness of breath. "Samples were collected by sending him to the MSF Hospital as he had novel coronavirus symptoms. He was then placed in isolation where he died a few hours later."