JnU female student tests positive for Covid-19

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A first year female student of Jagannath University (JnU) has been infected with novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Tuesday night confirmed that the student, who lives in Dhaka’s Uttara with her family, tested positive for coronavirus.

The student (session 2019-2020) also confirmed the matter to media, saying that “On April 5, I called a hotline number of the IEDCR as I suffered from some coronavirus-like symptoms for one week.”

“An IEDCR team is scheduled to come to my house on Wednesday to take me to a hospital where Covid-19 patients are being treated,” she said.

She also said, “I went to JnU campus last time on March 15. I did not come in contact with anyone from abroad but I went to the city’s Khilkhet area for two to three days by bus for tuition purposes.”

Contacted, JnU Vice-Chancellor Prof Mijanur Rahman said, “We talked to the student’s family and they told us that she feels better now.”

“The JnU authorities would extend any kind of help, including financial assistance, if the student needs,” he added.