Dhaka – A yet another Bangladeshi cabinet minister has been tested positive for Covid-19, a disease caused by novel coronavirus, an official said on Wednesday.
Tipu Munshi, 70, the commerce minister, is the fourth minister reported to have contacted the virus that infected more than 98,000 people with over 1,300 deaths in the South Asian country.
Commerce ministry spokesman Abdul Latif said the minister was tested positive for the virus on showing symptoms. The test report came on Wednesday. The minister will be treated at a city hospital, he said.
Munshi was elected to parliament from the Rangpur-4 constituency as an Awami League candidate for the third time in 2018.
Earlier in the month, the minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts affairs Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing tested positive for the virus.
State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Abdulla died of Cocvid-19 on June 15.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque has been undergoing treatment at a Dhaka hospital after he along with his wife diagnosed with the virus.