Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal has been diagnosed with Covid-19.
The CEC tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, a day after the Election Commission presented a road map for the 12th national election.
In his absence, Senior Election Commissioner Ahsan Habib Khan will serve as the acting CEC, said the commission in an office order on Thursday. The EC unveiled its plan of action, regarding the 12th national parliamentary elections at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday.
CEC Kazi Habibul Awal skipped the event at the eleventh hour due to his sickness and Election Commissioner Ahsan Habib Khan addressed it as the chief guest.
Later on Thursday morning, the CEC himself informed other election commissioners of getting diagnosed with the virus.