DHAKA, Bangladesh

A doctor died in Bangladesh on Wednesday due to coronavirus, the first such case in the country, as health workers bemoan lack of protective equipment at hospitals nationwide.

Dr. Moyeen Uddin, 50, died at a hospital in the capital Dhaka.

His colleague, Dr. Abdul Mannan said he was transferred to the capital from the eastern city of Sylhet after his condition deteriorated on April 8. The colleague added it is unclear how he contracted the virus.

Dr. Jahir Ahmed, his friend, said Moyeen was treating COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Sylhet.

Criticizing the government’s lack of preparedness

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