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Khaleda takes first dose of corona vaccine

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Khaleda takes first dose of corona vaccine
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia receives the first dose of coronavirus vaccine at Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in the capital on Monday. – SUN PHOTO

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia took the first dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.

Khaleda Zia, also a three-time former prime minister of the country, received the vaccine jab at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka’s Mohakhali area at about 4:00pm.

She received an SMS on Sunday to take the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as she had got registered online through a government-approved app, ‘Surokkha’, 10 days back.

The 76-year-old BNP chairperson tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11. Consequently, she was admitted to Evercare Hospital in Dhaka on April 27. The Evercare Hospital authority formed a 10-member medical board, headed by Professor Shahabuddin Talukder, to ensure proper treatment of Khaleda Zia a day after her admission there.

She tested negative for Covid-19 on May 8, 27 days after she had been infected with the deadly virus.

Khaleda Zia returned home from the hospital on June 19, after 53 days of treatment for her coronavirus infections and other physical ailments.

The government temporarily freed Begum Khaleda Zia from jail on March 25 last year through an executive order suspending her sentences amid the coronavirus outbreak.