NESCO staff dies of COVID-19

An employee of Northern Electricity Supply Company (NESCO) of Chapainawabganj died of coronavirus at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital early Sunday.

The deceased was Ataur Rahman, 53, an accountant of NESCO and a resident of Daudpur Road in the district town.

Civil surgeon Zahid Nazrul said Ataur Rahman had been undergoing treatment at Sadar Hospital after contracting the virus.

On Friday, he was shifted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital following deterioration of his health condition. He died around 1:00am.

A total of 291 people tested positive for coronavirus in the district till Saturday.