Business sector leader and Member of Parliament Md Shafiul Islam has tested positive for Covid-19.
He is in isolation at his home and receiving treatment there. Samples from his family members were collected on Sunday for novel coronavirus testing.
Md Shafiul Islam told The Business Standard, "I have participated in a number of programs over the past few days. I have arranged free treatment for poor children and arranged for the treatment of non-Covid-19 patients with the help of friends."
"Having been at these events throughout the past few days, I gave samples for a novel coronavirus test because I was afraid I had contracted the virus. The test result came back positive for the virus," he added.
Md Shafiul Islam is the managing director of ready-made garments exporter Onus Group. He is also the former president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters.