Khaleda undergoes fresh Covid test

Dhaka, Apr 24:  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia underwent a fresh Covid test on Saturday to know whether she has recovered from the virus as she has been doing well with no visible symptom, said her personal physician Mohammad Al Mamun. Mamun said Khaleda’s medical team members will make a decision about her next course of treatment once they receive her Covid test report.
He said eight other people who were infected with the virus at Khaleda’s residence also underwent the new Coronavirus test in the morning as they also have no symptom of the virus. “We first arranged the test for them in the morning, and then for Madam in the afternoon.”
Khaleda’s medical team member and party vice-chairman Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said the BNP chairperson’s health condition is fine.
“Madam is now doing very well. She has no visible symptom of Covid,” he said.
Asked whether the BNP chief is now out of danger, Zahid said they still cannot say this without conducting her fresh tests. “Madam entered the third week of infection of the virus on Thursday last. In some cases, the condition of the virus-infected patients may deteriorate in the third week. So, we’re now looking forward to her fresh test report.”
He said the BNP chief’s body temperature is normal. “Her breathing and saturation level are very good. Her taste in food is the same as before.”
Khaleda Zia underwent the Covid-19 test on April 10 as eight other people at her residence were infected with the virus and her report came out positive.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda Zia from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences on 25 March last year. Later, the government extended her release order twice, reports UNB.