Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia is finally going to take Covid-19 vaccine.
“Madam (Khaleda Zia) made registration on July 8 to take corona vaccine,” BNP vice-chairman Dr AZM Zahid Hossain told the Daily Sun.She will take the jab at Sheikh Rasel Gastroliver Institute & Hospital in the capital after getting SMS from the vaccine centre, he said.
The BNP chief has been staying at her Firoza residence in the capital’s Gulshan area after she was released from jail under an executive order of the government. Khaleda Zia tested positive for coronavirus on April 11. Later, she was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27. The former premier tested negative for corona on May 8.
She stayed in the hospital for 54 days and returned home from the hospital on June 19. She is still under supervision of the physicians, party sources said.
The government released Khaleda Zia from jail on March 25 last year, suspending her sentence. The suspension was later extended twice.
The BNP chief landed in jail on February 8, 2018, after a special court sentenced her to five years in prison in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. On October 30 of the same year, the High Court raised her punishment to 10 years.