Additional Secretary and agriculturist Taufiqul Alam died from corona virus on Friday. He was 59.
He breathed his last at Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 10:30 am while undergoing treatment at the corona unit said Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh (KIB) Secretary General Khairul Alam Prince.
Besides, KIB issued a condolence message expressing deep shock at the death of Taufiq and prayed for salvation of the departed soul.
Taufiqul Alam was a former student of Bangladesh Agricultural University’s 82nd batch.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh hit a record high for new coronavirus deaths as 24 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours till Friday, taking the tally in the country to 432.
Besides, it has 30,205 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,694 more reported during the period.
This is the highest daily surge in deaths from coronavirus in the country since first death was reported in the country on March 18. Highest 22 deaths were previously recorded on Thursday.