Earlier, his APS tested positive for Covid-19
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has tested positive for Covid-19.
He is currently undergoing home isolation at his government residence in Mintu road.
Jahangir Alam Khan, senior information officer of the Ministry of Shipping, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday morning.
Jahangir said the state minister received his Covid-19 test result on Tuesday evening and now is undergoing home isolation.
Other officials of the Shipping Ministry said Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury attended a program in Barisal on Saturday.
After returning from that program, his additional private secretary (APS) ANM Ahamadul Bashar first had the symptoms of Covid-19 and tested positive on Monday. Khalid then tested his sample on Monday and the result came out positive on Tuesday.
Khalid has been the member of parliament for Dinajpur-2 area for three consecutive times. He also served as an organizing secretary of Awami League central committee for three consecutive terms.
His father, late Abdur Rouf Chowdhury, was also a state minister and central leader of Awami League.