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18 Bangladeshi die of coronavirus in NY 24 hrs

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:53 PM, 2 April 2020   Updated: 01:54 PM, 2 April 2020

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In the lethal coronavirus infection, 5,112 deaths have been reported in USA. The country records 908 deaths in the last 24 hours; which is the highest number of deaths in a single day so far. Of them, 18 victims are Bangladeshi nationals tasking the total number of Bangladeshi people’s death in the country at 53.

In the last 24 hours, at least 25,5 00 people have been infected in USA taking the result to the 2,15,215 so far.

The largest victim in the country is New York State. About 40 percent of the patients in the whole country are from this state. New 7,917 patients were identified in the area on Wednesday. With this, the total number of infected people stands at 83,901. On the other hand, 319 more people have died on that day. As a result, the death toll in New York alone stands at 2219.

Zakaria Masud, editor of the newspaper Ajkal from New York and the former president of the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association, said “At least 50,000 of the millions of Bangladeshis work in the daily wages in New York. Many people drive taxis. They are in danger most. Almost everything in the Jackson Heights area is closed. Taxi drivers who pay taxes will get some incentive.”

He added that more than 500 members of the New York Police were reported to have coronavirus infection. Many policemen are on vacation for self-isolation. Although the law and order situation has not deteriorated, the administration is concerned due to the shortage in police presence amid the epidemic state. However, the Central Police are ready for assistance if need. Many Bangladeshis work in New York police. Several of them were also confirmed to have infection.

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