National shooter and South Asian Games gold medalist Umme Zakia Sultana Tumpa has been admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in the capital after testing positive for Covid-19.
Zakia had been isolated at her home in Lalmonirhat but her health condition suddenly deteriorated and was admitted into hospital last week.
Besides, former national football team captain and Bangladesh Football Federation member Arif Hossain Moon also tested positive for Covid-19. He is currently in home isolation.
Earlier, FIDE Master of chess and deputy secretary of the ministry of planning Dr Taibur Rahman, his wife Sultana Akter and daughter Jafnun Rahman have also contracted coronavirus. They are currently in home isolation and recovering from Covid faster.