State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah, who passed away last night, was infected with Covid-19.
"After his death, his sample was collected at Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka. We just came to know that he was infected with coronavirus," Md Nurul Islam, secretary of the Religious Affairs Ministry, told The Daily Star.
The freedom fighter passed away around 11:45pm yesterday after a cardiac arrest. He was 75.
He was rushed to the hospital after he started feeling unwell at his home around 10:30pm yesterday.