She received the vaccine shot around 4pm at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital

BNP chief Khaleda Zia gets vaccinated

BNP chief Khaleda Zia gets vaccinated


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has received the first dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

She took the vaccine shot at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in the city’s Mohakhali area at 3:56pm on Monday.

On Sunday, the BNP chairperson received a text message to receive vaccine after registering online through Surokkha website 10 days back, her medical team member and BNP Vice-Chairman Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said.

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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