Khaleda tests positive for Covid again
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday again tested positive for coronavirus.
The former premier is in "good condition" as she overcame the Covid-19 symptoms, her personal physician AZM Zahid Hossain told reporters last night.
The team of doctors treating Khaleda will now decide the next course of her treatment, UNB reports, quoting her other physician Mohammad Al Mamun as saying.
Mamun said eight others infected earlier with the virus at Khaleda's Gulshan residence were also tested yesterday. None of them has symptoms, he added.
AZM Zahid Hossain, also a vice chairman of BNP, said, "Madam [Khaleda] entered the third week of the virus infection on Thursday. In some cases, the condition of an infected patient may deteriorate in the third week."
He added, "Madam is doing very well now. She has no visible symptoms of Covid.
"Her breathing and blood oxygen saturation level are very good. Her taste in food is the same as before."
Khaleda tested positive for coronavirus for the first time on April 10.
The government on March 25 last year freed the BNP chief from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences in graft cases. The government later extended the release period twice.