Khaleda now has no Covid symptoms | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 24, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:28 AM, April 24, 2021

Khaleda now has no Covid symptoms

To undergo test today or tomorrow, say doctors

The health condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has further improved as she no longer has coronavirus symptoms, said her physicians.

Khaleda's physician Mohammad Al Mamun yesterday told The Daily Star, "We will conduct another test either on Saturday or Sunday to check whether she tests negative for the virus."

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The next course of treatment for Khaleda will be decided by the medical board after conducting some other tests, he added.

Khaleda was infected with coronavirus on April 11 but she did not have any symptoms. Eight other people, living at her residence, were also infected with the virus.

A medical board has been treating her since she tested positive for the deadly virus.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda from prison for six months through an executive order, suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.

She was released from the prison cell at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) the same day and, since then, has been staying at her Gulshan residence.

On August 27 last year, the government extended her release for six more months and it was extended again for the same period on March 15.

On February 8, 2018, Khaleda was sent to the Old Dhaka Central Jail after a lower court sentenced her to five years imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

The High Court later doubled her jail term. Khaleda was found guilty in another corruption case the same year. Her party claims both the cases are politically motivated.


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