Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and his wife Dr. Shaila Shagufta Islam have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, A S M Mamun, Public relations officer of DNCC, said, "They gave samples for Covid-19 test on Sunday morning after feeling sick."
"Their results came positive last night. They are staying in home isolation now," he added.
Rishad Morshed, APS-2 of the mayor, also tested positive for the dreaded virus.
The mayor was leading drives against illegal billboards and freeing the footpaths in DNCC areas for past few weeks.