Bangladeshi education minister Dipu Moni has tested positive for the Covid-19.
“Results of the minister’s samples came positive on Sunday,” Dhaka Tribune quoted MA Khair, public relations officer of the education ministry, as saying.
“The minister is now in isolation at her residence,” Khair added.
Earlier, former education minister and Awami League presidium member Nurul Islam Nahid also tested positive for Covid-19, the newspaper further reported.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh increased to 479,743, the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine reported on Monday.