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Khaleda receives Covi-19 vaccine

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Published: 13:41, 19 July 2021   Update: 16:21, 19 July 2021
Khaleda receives Covi-19 vaccine

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will receive her first jab for coronavirus from Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka on Monday. Photo: Collected

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been given her first jab for coronavirus from Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka.

She was given the shot on Monday afternoon, Sayrul Kabir Khan, a member of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s press wing, told the Business Insider Bangladesh.

taking the shot, she extended greetings to the countrymen ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, to be celebrated on July 21.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has got an SMS to receive the first dose of Covid vaccine as she got registered online through a government-approved app, ‘Surokkha’, 10 days back.

On July 8, the BNP chairperson got registered for the vaccine.

On April 11, the 76-year-old BNP chief tested positive for Covid-19 and she was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27.

A 10-member medical board, headed by Prof Shahabuddin Talukder, was formed for the treatment of Khaleda at the Evercare Hospital 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.

On June 19, Khaleda Zia got back home from the hospital after 53 days of treatment for Covid infections and other physical complications.

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

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