Mohsin Hossain Bablu, editor of the local daily Ajker Satkhira, died with Covid-19 symptoms at his residence in Satkhira early this morning.
Satkhira Civil Surgeon's Office spokesperson Jayanto Kumar said, "The editor died at midnight. His sample was not collected for virus testing."
Satkhira Press Club secretary Mahbubur Rahman said, "I spoke to the editor over the phone around 8 pm yesterday. He mentioned his illness during the conversation. He was receiving treatment at home. Later, his nephew Sumon confirmed his death at midnight."
His wife is also ill with Covid-19 symptoms.
Members of Satkhira Press Club have expressed deep grief over the death of Mohsin Hossain Babu.