by Our Correspondent in Dhaka;-
The mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, Atiqul Islam, has been tested positive for novel coronavirus, an official of the city said on Monday.
Rishad Morshed, an aide to Islam, told newsnextbd.com that the Mayor’s wife Shaila Shagufta Islam was also tested positive.
Atiqul Islam got his Covid-19 test done after he was feeling feverish and the result came positive on Sunday, said Morshed who is also tested positive.
Shaila Shagufta was also tested positive at the same time, he said adding that the couple are now undergoing isolation at their residence in Uttara.
They mayor has been facing crowds for the last couple of weeks as he visited many places to conduct the DNCC drives against illegal occupancy.
City Corporation sources said few other officials including its Chief Executive Officer Selim Reza tested positive.