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Finance Minister infected with coronavirus

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  • 16 May, 2024 00:26:38

Economy Desk:  Finance Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali has been infected with coronavirus. As a result, he is not coming to the secretariat. However, he is attending various events virtually and is said to be physically fit. The Finance Minister presided over the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Procurement and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs held on Wednesday.

Coordination and Reform Secretary of the Cabinet Department. Mahmudul Hossain Khan confirmed this information. After the meeting, in response to a question from the journalists, he said that the finance minister was affected by the coronavirus and instead of being present in person, he presided over the meeting by connecting online. According to sources in the finance minister's office, the finance minister had a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban last Monday and Tuesday regarding the budget for the fiscal year 2024-25.

There is a mandatory coronavirus test upon entering the public buildings. That's why the finance minister tested for corona despite not having any symptoms. As Corona was detected in it, he joined the budget meeting with the Prime Minister online. Sources also said that the finance minister is physically healthy. He is doing all the activities from home.

 

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