Coronavirus: New York’s Bangladeshi journo dies


A photojournalist from Bangladesh, A Hai Swapan, died Monday night from coronavirus in New York City, UNB reports.


He breathed his last at Queens Hospital at 12:50pm local time (10:50pm BdST).

Journalist Abdur Rahim of Bangladesh, posted a message about death on Facebook.

Swapan worked for Daily Manabzamin, a Bangladeshi newspaper.


He had kidney failure and was expected to fly to India early for replacement of the kidneys.

Journalists in Bangladesh at the time raised a small fund to treat him in India, Abdur Rahim said.

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