President’s younger brother Abdul Hie dies of Covid-19

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Dhaka, July 17: Abdul Hie, younger brother of President Abdul Hamid, has died from coronavirus infection early Friday.

Abdul Hai, former public relations deputy director of the national parliament, breathed his last around 1:45 am at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital.

After showing symptoms, Abdul Hie tested his sample and was detected with the virus on July 2. Later he was shifted to the isolation unit of CMH on July 5. He was taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital when his condition deteriorated.

Abdul Hie was also former assistant professor at Abdul Haque Government College in Kishoreganj.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the demise of brave freedom fighter Abdul Hai.

In a condolence message, the premier prayed for the salvation of the departed soul of the deceased and conveyed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.