Journalists and students protest in front of the National Press Club in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in August 2018 to demand justice for victims of violence against journalists. (Photo: UCA News)
“Dear friends and well-wishers, I have spent with you a life full of joy. I am thankful and grateful to you. Some time ago, I received the report. I have been tested positive, yes, corona positive,” Victor K. Rozario wrote on his Facebook page on May 17.
“I will be admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital soon. I don’t know if I will make a comeback or not. I will not use my Android phone anymore, so I will be out of touch. This might be my last post.”
A father of three who attends Maria Virgo Potens Catholic Church in Natore district, Rozario shocked many with his admission of Covid-19 infection, with hundreds sending him prayers and encouraging him to stay strong to fight the deadly virus.
Rozario, a Catholic writer and sub-editor with Dhaka-based daily Amader Notun Somoy (Our New Era), is the latest journalist to be infected with Covid-19 in Bangladesh.