State Minister for Water Resources Ministry Zahid Faruk has been infected with Covid-19.
Asif Ahmed, Public Relations Officer of Water Resources Ministry, confirmed the matter on Thursday.
Zahid Faruk, also lawmaker of Barishal-5 constituency, has been taking treatment in isolation from his home in the capital, he said.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh on Thursday saw the highest-ever spike in coronavirus cases in a single day as 4,019 more people were diagnosed with the virus in 24 hours.
The death toll now stands at 1,926 as 38 more people died during the period.