An additional secretary, who contracted Covid-19, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday morning.
Taufiqul Alam, who was on post-retirement leave, breathed his last around 10am at the ICU of the Covid-19 unit, said DMCH Director Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin.
Taufiqul, who had served as secretary of the Information Commission, was first admitted to the ICU of DMCH's burn unit with Covid-19 earlier this month.
As his condition improved, he was later shifted to the cabin room but was taken to the ICU again, as his condition deteriorated few days ago, said hospital sources.
Bangladesh Administrative Service Association expressed their condolences over death of the administrative cadre official.
Earlier on April 6, another administrative cadre official, also a director of Anti-Corruption Commission, died from Covid-19.