A Tripurafamily on Thursday claimed that one of their family members died after beinginfected from a new strain of coronavirus. They claimed that the 23-year-oldman died in a Malaysian hospital.
Accordingto reports, the deceased has been identified as Manir Hossain. He hails from PurathalRajnagar village under Madhupur police station area. He went to Malaysia in2018 and reportedly worked in a restaurant.
News AgencyANI quoted a family member of Hossain, "He had gone to Malaysia around twoyears ago. We got a phone call from the Malaysian authorities on Wednesday morning,informing us of Hossain's death due to coronavirus."
Meanwhile, the family members urged the Government of India to make necessary arrangements for the early repatriation of Hossain's body to India.
It maybe mentioned here that around 170 people have lost their lives in China due tothe outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, while 4,500 people have been reported tobe infected with the Novel Coronavirus globally.