Haider Akbar Khan Rano, a prominent leader of Bangladesh's political left, was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) today after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Rano, also presidium member of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), was admitted to DMCH around 1:30pm, Joly Talukder, secretary of CPB's central committee, told The Daily Star.
"He has been suffering from fever for the last three days. IEDCR collected samples from his residence and today they informed him through e-mail that he tested positive," she said.
Rano has been suffering from breathing problems for a long time and needs to take oxygen round the clock, she added.