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Bangladesh forest minister tests positive for Covid-19

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Published: 19:13, 12 August 2020   Update: 19:16, 12 August 2020
Bangladesh forest minister tests positive for Covid-19

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Sahab Uddin has been tested positive with the novel coronavirus.

The minister was admitted to to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for treatment following the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

Dipankar Bar, senior information officer of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry confirmed the matter on Wednesday (August 12). 

He said, “Since the environment minister had symptoms of Covid-19, his sample was sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) for coronavirus testing on Tuesday (Aug 11). The test result came positive this noon.”

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