Munshiganj Civil Surgeon Dr Md Abul Kalam Azad confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Sunday
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Munshiganj yesterday tested positive for the Covid-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus strain that has so far killed 328 people in Bangladesh.
Munshiganj Civil Surgeon Dr Md Abul Kalam Azad confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Sunday.
Abul Kalam said samples were sent to the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) in Dhaka to run a test for coronavirus last Thursday.
On Sunday, his reports came back positive for Covid-19, added the Civil Surgeon.
Meanwhile, deputy-director of Munshiganj Local Government Division (LGD) has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) SM Samiul Masud said: “The deputy commissioner and deputy director of LGD are both doing well and have no symptoms.”
Until Saturday, Munshiganj has so far confirmed 365 coronavirus cases including 13 deaths, according to the district’s health authorities.
Besides, Bangladesh has reported 1,273 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 22,268, while 14 have people died of the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 328.