Khaleda Zia tests positive for COVID-19

2021-04-12 00:49:29 BdST

2021-05-10 23:48:03 BdST

Published: 2021-04-12 00:49:29 BdST


Live Correspondent: Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, also a former prime minister, has tested positive for COVID-19, said BNP leaders on Sunday.

Khaleda’s health condition is stable and she is taking necessary treatment for COVID-19 at home, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a press conference at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office in Dhaka.

He said that 74-year-old Khaleda’s sample was tested at the lab of the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh on Saturday and the report was delivered in the evening.

He said that the BNP chief had no COVID-19 symptoms. Fakhrul said that a team of physicians led by Professor Dr SM Siddique had already begun Khaleda’s treatment.

8 others of Khaleda Zia’s residence:

Eight other persons of BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s residence in Gulshan have been infected with Covid-19.

Khaleda's personal physician Dr Mamun said BNP chief underwent test after eight persons were found to be corona infected.

Although Khaleda Zia’s infection is asymptomatic, a cabin of a hospital has been booked for any future complications, he said.

Dhaka, 11 April (


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