UNB Editor Mahfuzur Rahman has fully recovered from Covid-19, a month after testing positive for the virus.
He returned home this afternoon after testing negative following 25 days of treatment at the Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital.
Rahman thanked the doctors, nurses, health workers and the hospital management for providing quality treatment and services.
"I hope [Covid-19] patients in other hospitals will get quality treatment to win the arduous battle against coronavirus," he said.
The UNB editor expressed gratitude to the news agency's management, his colleagues, friends, relatives and well-wishers for keeping him in their thoughts and prayers.
Rahman underwent Covid-19 test at Anwar Khan Modern Medical College Hospital in the city on May 26 as he had been suffering from high fever. The report came out four days later and confirmed that he had been infected with coronavirus.
He was admitted to the Holy Family Hospital on May 31 as his oxygen saturation level dropped following days of high fever and dry cough.
All of his family members tested negative for the virus.
Bangladesh health authorities confirmed the first Covid-19 cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18. In recent weeks, both the number of newly confirmed cases and deaths are spiking.
Until Wednesday, the country confirmed 122,660 coronavirus cases and 1,582 deaths.