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Meherpur MP, nine family members contract coronavirus

| Updated: August 16, 2020 15:24:26


Mohammad Shahiduzzaman Khokon (second from right) is seen with his family members in this undated photo Mohammad Shahiduzzaman Khokon (second from right) is seen with his family members in this undated photo

Mohammad Shahiduzzaman Khokon, the MP from Meherpur-2 constituency, and nine members of his family have tested positive for coronavirus.

Civil Surgeon Dr Mohammad Nasir Uddin said according to the report received from Kushita on Thursday evening, 24 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

MP Khokon, his wife Laila Arjuman, two sons—Samiuzzaman Saif, Samiuzzaman Sami and seven family members were among those infected.

M Riazul Alam, Health and Family Planning officer of Gangni Upazila Health Complex, said all the members of the family including MP Khokon are doing well and receiving treatment at home.

The local administration has put the house of MP under lockdown, according to a UNB report Friday.

So far, 324 people have been infected with coronavirus in the district.

The health authorities reported 269,115 Covid-19 cases till Thursday with 3,557 deaths across the country.

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