Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has tested positive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Confirming the matter, Public Relations Officer of the ministry Mir Akram Uddin Ahmmed said, the minister was admitted to Square Hospital in the city on Friday (Oct 16) night as he tested positive for Covid-19.
However, he is now better than earlier, Akram said, adding Dr Hasan has sought prayers from all for his speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh reported 1,527 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, bringing the total caseload to 386,086 as of Friday.
During the period, 15 coronavirus deaths were recorded, pushing the death tally up to 5,623.