She was suffering from kidney problems as well as diabetes and high blood pressure
A woman, who was in institutional quarantine after returning from India recently, has died at a Jessore hospital while undergoing treatment.
Ambia Khatun, 34, wife of Abdul Awal, a resident of Narayanganj’s Siddhirganj, passed away at Jessore Chest Disease Hospital around 10pm on Wednesday.
Jessore Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Abu Shaheen said the husband and wife were institutionally quarantined at a local hotel upon their return from India.
He confirmed that Ambia did not die of Covid-19.
“She had tested negative for Covid-19. She was suffering from kidney problems as well as diabetes and high blood pressure,” he added.
Following her death, arrangements were made to send her body home with the help of police, the civil surgeon said.
Thousands of Bangladeshis returned home from India through Jessore’s Benapole border crossing over the past few weeks, after Bangladesh sealed borders with India in a bid to stop a new Covid-19 variant from entering the country.
The new variant of the virus has led to record-breaking surges in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.
Some of the people who returned from India, with clearance certificates from the Bangladesh embassy there, were had tested Covid-19 positive. They are in quarantine at different hospitals and receiving treatment.