Hasina Mohiuddin, mother of deputy minister for education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, tested positive for COVID-19.
Hasina is the president of Chattogram City Mahila Awami League, wife of late Awami League leader and former mayor of Chattogram City Corporation ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury.
She had taken the test at Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease in Chattogram.
Chattogram civil surgeon Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said that some 87 people including Nowfel's mother tested COVID-19 positive in Chattogram on Tuesday night.
Eight samples from Hasina's residence were tested at BITID on Tuesday, of which three were positive, said the civil surgeon.
Earlier, on Sunday night, May 10, Burhanul Hasan Chowdhury Salehin, the younger brother of Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection.
Selim Akter Chowdhury, chief medical officer of the Chittagong City Corporation and Hasina’s son-in-law, said that after Salehin tested positive, they sent eight specimens from the house and of those, the samples of his mother-in-law, a watchman and a domestic worker were found positive.
‘They are in home isolation now,’ he added.
Till now 420 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Chattogram. Among them, 24 died.
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