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Planning Minister Mannan tests positive for Covid-19

  • Published at 02:26 pm October 13th, 2020
Planning Minister MA Mannan addresses a discussion at a hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 <strong>Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune</strong>
Planning Minister MA Mannan addresses a discussion at a hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The minister is now undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka

Planning Minister MA Mannan has tested positive for Covid-19.

Md Shahedur Rahman, senior information officer of the Ministry of Planning, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday.

The result of the minister's coronavirus test came out positive on Monday night, he said.  

"The minister is now undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka." 

He has sought blessings of countrymen to recover from the disease, the official added.

Meanwhile, Abul Kalam Azad, a member (secretary) of the Socio-Econominc Infrastructure Division under the Planning Commission, has also tested positive for Covid-19, confirmed his brother Abi Abdullah.

Officials said Azad and Mannan had attended several meetings together recently alongside others.

MA Mannan took the charge of the ministry on January 7, 2019, after the 11th parliamentary election.

Earlier, he was appointed as the state minister of finance on January 12, 2014. 

In April the same year, he was given the concurrent responsibility of state minister for the Ministry of Planning.

Additional reporting by Hasan Al Javed

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