Khaleda now back home
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returned home from Evercare Hospital around 8:35pm yesterday.
The former premier has returned home after taking treatment at the hospital after around two months, Syrul Kabir Khan, member of Khaleda's press wing, said.
Khaleda was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27, three days after she tested positive for coronavirus for a second time.
She first tested positive on April 11. She also has arthritis, diabetes and eye problems.
She was taken to the hospital's Coronary Care Unit (CCU) with breathing difficulties. Later, she tested negative and shifted to a cabin from CCU.
The government released Khaleda from jail on March 25 last year, suspending her sentence as per section 401 (1) of the Criminal Code of Procedure. The suspension was later extended twice.
The BNP chairperson landed in jail on February 8, 2018, after a special court sentenced her to five years in prison in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
On October 30, 2018, the High Court raised her punishment to 10 years.