BNP lawmaker Rumeen tests positive for COVID-19

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:51am on August 13, 2020

Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Rumeen Farhana tested COVID-19 positive.

‘I underwent COVID-19 test as I had been suffering from illness for the last few days. My test result came out positive yesterday [Tuesday],’ Rumeen said through a status from her verified Facebook account.

The lawmaker from the reserved seat for women said she was now receiving treatment at home as per physician’s advice, reports United News of Bangladesh.

She urged all to pray for her speedy recovery.

Rumeen, also the assistant international affairs secretary of BNP and daughter of Language Movement hero Oli Ahad, was sworn in on June 9 last year as a member of the 11th Parliament from one of the seats reserved for women.

BNP got one reserved seat for women in proportionate to its five elected parliament members. The 50 seats kept aside for women are distributed among political parties in proportionate to their number of seats in parliament.