AK Azad says he has recovered from COVID-19

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2020-05-24 02:10:56 BdST


AK Azad, the managing director of Ha-Meem Group, has said he has recovered from coronavirus infection.

He tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, at the Square Hospital in Dhaka eight to 10 days ago, he told bdnews24.com on Sunday.  

He underwent treatment at home on his doctor’s advice.

The former FBCCI president said he tested negative for coronavirus three days ago. “I am doing well at home now,” he said.

The news of him undergoing convalescent plasma therapy at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka was “incorrect”, he added.

The 61-year old made fortunes primarily from readymade garments export. Ha-Meem is one of the largest companies in Bangladesh’s apparel industry.

The Group’s concerns range from RMG to packaging, jute, tea, chemical, transport and several other sectors.

Azad is also a director at Shahjalal Islami Bank board.

His Times Media Limited owns TV station Channel 24 and Bangla daily Samakal. He is the publisher of the newspaper and managing director of the TV station.

[This is a developing story, updated with corrections from the previous updates]