1 April 2020, Wed, 4:37

At least 50 Bangladeshi expatriates died of coronavirus in different countries; Jamaat Ameer condoles

Calls for national consensus; Jamaat is fully ready to cooperate, he reassures

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 1 April 2020 expressing deep shock as significant number of Bangladeshi citizens have died of covid-19 (coronavirus) both in home and abroad.

“I am extremely shocked and saddened as huge number of people have been died of coronavirus so far across the globe. To the latest, almost 50 Bangladeshi people have died in different countries because of this corona infection. Off them, 31 Bangladeshis have died only in USA. Bangladeshi expatriates have reportedly died in United Kingdom, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Qatar. Libya and Gambia. Besides, hundreds of Bangladeshi expatriates are undergoing treatment in various countries.

In Bangladesh, as per the government’s claim, 6 people have died of coronavirus. 54 cases have been confirmed as well. But different media telecasted and published news of more death with the symptoms of cough, fever and breathing problem.

May Allah forgive all the deceased who have died of coronavirus both in home and abroad. May Allah bless them with Jannah. May Allah honor them with the status of martyr. I am extending my deep sympathy to their mournful families. I am praying for them so that they can hold patience in this crucial time.

I am also urging the concerned authorities to ensure proper treatment of the corona infected patients, who are receiving treatment in homes and hospitals. To tackle this health challenge and also to improve the situation, I am calling upon the government to work wholeheartedly and unitedly irrespective of political differences. I want to reassure that, for the sake of national interest, Jamaat-e-Islami is fully ready to cooperate in this regard.