Dead State Minister Abdullah was infected with COVID-19

Sun Online Desk

14th June, 2020 11:28:47 printer

Dead State Minister Abdullah was infected with COVID-19

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah, who died minutes after he was taken to a city hospital, had been infected with the coronavirus.

Personal secretary of the deputy minister Khandkar Yasir Arefin confirmed the news citing Covid-19 test results.

Abdullah, a central leader of the Ruling Awami League, died at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital at 11:45pm on Saturday at the CMH after suffering a heart attack.

He will be buried in Gopalganj following a janaja on Sunday, Arefin said.

Earlier, Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary Nurul Islam said he was admitted to Dhaka CMH with chest pain.

Later, he died after suffering a cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, he added.

The technocrat state minister was born at Kekania village of Gopalganj on September 8, 1945.