Update November 18, 2020

Dhaka 4-28 am, 19-September, 2021

Home Minister tests negative for Covid-19 again

Online Desk

The fourth Covid-19 test of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, who is now in isolation, has come out negative.

He underwent the test on Tuesday. “Currently, he isn’t exhibiting any coronavirus symptom,” said the ministry’s Public Relations Officer Sharif Mahmud.

Asaduzzaman was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Saturday after a test at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). He has been in isolation since then.

Senior Secretary of the ministry’s Public Security Department Mustafa Kamal Uddin also tested positive for the virus at that time.

Later, both Asaduzzaman and Mustafa Kamal had their samples tested at Rajarbagh Police Hospital where the reports come out negative.

Minister Asaduzzman went to the DMFR Molecular Lab & Diagnostics in Dhanmondi on Monday for a third test but that too was negative.

“Now both of them are doing well,” said Mahmud.

Bangladesh on Tuesday saw a spike in both the number of coronavirus deaths and new confirmed cases. The health authorities announced 39 deaths, pushing the death tally to 6,254.

Besides, 2,212 new cases were detected, pushing the caseload to 436,684.

The death rate stood at 1.43 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

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