CHATTOGRAM: A total of 263 more patients were detected as corona positive at the seven existing testing centres in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar on Friday.
Of the patients, 196 are from the city and 67 from different upazilas in the district.Besides, Chattogram witnessed no death in the COVID-19 on Friday after one month.
However, a senior lawyer died with corona symptoms in the city on Saturday early hours. The deceased was identified as Abul Kalam Azad, 73, hailed from Chandanish upazila in the district. Sources said Azad was admitted to the Maa Shishu O General Hospital on June 23 and later shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of Chattogram General Hospital on June 25. He breathed his last on Saturday early hours.
Sample for corona test was collected from him, but the result is yet to be known, said the sources.
Chattogram district Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said that 1,233 samples were tested at the seven labs, and 263 of them were found as positive on Friday.
On the other hand, Chittagong University authority imposed a 14-day lockdown on the university campus to check spread of the virus further. The decision was taken at a syndicate meeting of the university on Friday night.
CU Registrar Professor SM Monirul Hasan said the lockdown was imposed fearing faster spread of the virus on the university campus. The emergency administrative activities of the university will be conducted from Fine Arts Institute at Chattogram city. Nobody will be allowed outside without any emergency need like buying food and medicine till July 17 on the campus, said sources.