Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, lawmaker of Chattogram-12 and whip of the parliament, tested Covid-19 positive on Saturday.
His son Nazmul Karim Chowdhury Sharun confirmed this saying: “My father fell sick on December 20 and provided samples for Covid-19 testing on December 23.”
“And he turned out to be Covid-19 positive,” Sharun informed.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 fatalities in Bangladesh rose to 7,428 with 30 more deaths recorded until Saturday morning.
The death rate stood at 1.46% and 834 new cases pushed the caseload to 508,099, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
So far, 450,488 patients – 88.01% – have recovered.
Source: United News of Bangladesh