DHAKA, Bangladesh

At least 15 people in 10 districts of Bangladesh with symptoms of the novel coronavirus have died since Tuesday, the local Daily Star newspaper reported Thursday.   

“District health officials collected samples from most of the victims’ bodies for testing while local administrations locked down the victims’ houses along with their neighboring buildings,” the report said. 

The dead include a five-month girl and an 83-year-old man, with the others aged between 13 and 75, it said.

According to media reports, since the first case of the coronavirus was detected in Bangladesh on March 8, at least 52 people

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