State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has been infected with coronavirus. Jahangir Alam, Public Relations of Shipping Ministry, confirmed the information to MTnews24.com on Wednesday morning. Khalid tested positive for the virus on Tuesday and now he is in home isolation, said Jahangir.
Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8. Since then the country has been struggling to limit spread of the highly contagious virus. Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then spread to newer countries and territories.