Shipping minister Khalid Mahmud tests COVID-19 positive

Staff Correspondent | Published at 11:25am on September 16, 2020

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State minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury

State minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury tested positive for coronavirus.

Chowdhury’s test report came out positive on Tuesday, said a press release of the ministry, adding that he was now in isolation at his residence and doing well.

Khalid is the fifth Bangladeshi minister to be tested positive for COVID-19.   

Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Huq was infected with the novel coronavirus in June but recovered later.

Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs minister Bir Bahadur U Shwe Sing was tested positive for COVID-19 in June and recovered.

Environment, forest and climate change minister and ruling Awami League lawmaker M Shahab Uddin tested positive for COVID-19 in June.

On June 14, state minister for religious affairs Sheikh M Abdullah died of COVID-19 at the CMH, Dhaka.