Zahid Ahmed Siddiqui, physician of Universal Medical College Hospital, told Prothom Alo that journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan was admitted there on 10 December. He was under treatment in the COVID-19 zone. Then on 15 and 16 December he was tested for coronavirus again and the results were negative. He was then shifted to the green zone and his treatment continued. He had to be administered oxygen all along.

A CT scan on 28 December revealed 96 per cent of his lungs had been infected. He was kept on oxygen support. From 9 January his demand for oxygen began to increase. At 4:45pm that day he was given ventilation support. His blood pressure dropped.

At 5:15pm today, Monday, he suffered from a heart attack. Then at 6:05 he was declared dead.

The Prothom Alo family expresses deep sorrow at the death of senior journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan and offers prayers for the salvation of the departed soul. Prothom Alo also extends deepest condolences to his bereaved family.

Mizanur Rahman Khan was born on 31 October 1967 in Nalchhiti, Jhalokathi.

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