DHAKA, Bangladesh 

Bangladesh reported its first prison case of the novel coronavirus late Tuesday after a guard at Dhaka Central Jail tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a hospital.   

“Mohammad Yasin, 28, is the first COVID-19 patient in a jail,” leading English language daily newspaper New Age reported, citing the prison’s doctor Mahmudul Hasan as saying.   

For the last couple of days, Yasin performed his duties at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), one of the country’s most crowded hospitals in the capital.  

Yasin might have contracted the virus at DMCH, where he was guarding prison inmates,

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