State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the global respiratory illness.
Shipping ministry’s senior information officer Md Jahangir Alam Khan told journalists that the test results came out Tuesday evening. He is now in isolation at his home.
Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury attended a programme in Barisal on Saturday.
After he returned, his additional private secretary (APS) ANM Ahamadul Bashar had symptoms of the disease and tested positive on Monday, which led Khalid to undergo a coronavirus test on Monday.
Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has been the Member of Parliament from Dinajpur-2 constituency for three straight times. He also served as an organising secretary of Awami League for three successive terms.
The state minister’s father, late Abdur Rouf Chowdhury, was also a state minister and central leader of Awami League.