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Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi tests corona positive

Published 11:10 pm | June 17, 2020

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Online Desk ; Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has been infected with coronavirus. He tested Covid-19 positive today (Wednesday). Md Abdul Latif Bakshi, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Commerce, confirmed the Daily Observer online on Wednesday afternoon.
Quoting the minister, Abdul Latif Bakshi said the minister is feeling unwell. He is taking preparation to get admitted to the Ever Care Hospital (formerly Apollo Hospitals Dhaka) at Plot: 81, Block: E, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka.

Earlier, State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah died from the coronavirus disease.

The 75-year-old, a 1971 freedom fighter, died on the way to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka late on Saturday. Later, the doctors at the hospital collected samples for a test, which came back positive on Sunday.

Besides, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque and his wife, Laila Arjumand Banu, have also tested positive for Covid-19. They admitted to CMH in Dhaka and have been taking treatment there.

Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing was also admitted to CMH on June 7, after he tested positive for Covid-19 at Cox’s Bazar Medical College and Hospital.

On Saturday, senior Awami League leader and former health minister Mohammad Nasim passed away at a Dhaka hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for Covid-19. He was hospitalised on June 1 after having tested positive for the coronavirus. He also suffered a stroke after being admitted.

On May 24, former Dhaka lawmaker and Awami League leader Mokbul Hossain died from the deadly virus. He was undergoing treatment at the CMH.

Moreover, former Sylhet City Corporation mayor Badruddin Ahmed Kamran also died from coronavirus disease after he was admitted to the CMH.

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