Dhaka, Jun 8 : At least 43 Bangladesh Parliament officials and 82 Ansar members engaged in its security have tested positive for COVID-19. Ariful Haque, Chief Medical Officer of Parliament Medical Center, confirmed to UNI on Monday that the officials were tested positive for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Ansar and VDP deputy director (communication) Mehenaz Tabassum Rebin confirmed that the Ansar members were also tested positive for the virus. Besides, three policemen deployed in Parliament Bhaban also contracted the virus. The all infected have been sent to home quarantine, said Parliament Secretariat's senior secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan. To avoid transmission of coronavirus during the upcoming budget session, samples of the Parliament's 300 officials at least were examined. Among them, 43 found having the virus. (UNI)