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MP tests Covid-19 positive for 2nd time

November 09, 2020 00:00:00

Md Shahiduzzaman Sarker, the first lawmaker to contract Covid-19 six months ago, has tested positive again, reports bdnews24.com.

He underwent two tests on November 02 and November 06 after catching fever, the MP from Naogaon-2 said on Saturday.

"Results of both tests came back positive," he said.

The chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on power, energy and mineral resources, Shahiduzzman, had been in isolation at his NAM Bhaban flat in city after his first Covid-19 diagnosis at the beginning of May.

The 65-year-old former whip, who also has diabetes, had recovered after around two weeks.

MPs, Parliament Secretariat officials and employees are undergoing coronavirus tests ahead of a special session marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Five more MPs have tested positive, according to parliament's medical centre.

They include Bagerhat-3 MP Habibun Nahar, the deputy minister for environment, forest and climate change.

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