Vice-Chancellor of Chittagong University Prof Dr Shireen Akhter, her five family members and two caretakers of her residence have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
“Eight of the 12 people of the VC’s house tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday night,” said acting CU Registrar Prof SM Monirul Hasan.
Their samples were collected and tested at the university’s laboratory, he said.
Earlier on July 14, the Chittagong University was put under lockdown after 13 people, including VC’s personal secretary and deputy registrar, were detected with the virus.
A CU notification on Saturday said the VC carried out different activities in the university area after it was put under lockdown to protect the teachers, officers and staff of the university from infection.
The CU VC is supposed to be shifted to Chattogram Combined Military Hospital on Sunday for better treatment.
Bangladesh has so far reported 181,129 coronavirus cases and 2,305 deaths from it.