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Covid-19: Habiganj MP Abu Zahir airlifted to Dhaka

The MP tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday

Update : 28 Oct 2020, 01:12 PM

Advocate Abu Zahir, president of Habiganj district Awami League and Member of Parliament (MP) for Habiganj-3 constituency, who tested positive for Covid-19, has been flown to Dhaka for better treatment.

Following orders from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he was flown to Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka by a helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) from Habiganj Eidgah ground around 10:30 am on Wednesday.

While being sent to Dhaka, Abu Zahir asked for blessings from the people of Habiganj. 

Dr Mokhlesur Rahman Ujjal, acting civil surgeon of Habiganj, and other senior officials of the administration were present at the time.

From the beginning of the pandemic, the MP has been conducting various programs in different places of Habiganj, including relief distribution and awareness meetings.

Recently, he fell ill and his sample was collected on Sunday. His report came positive on Monday night.

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