A councillor (panel mayor) of a reserved women's seat in Gazipur's Kaliakair municipality has died of Covid-19.
She died at a Dhaka hospital late Monday night.
The deceased is Hajera Begum, 55. She was the councillor and panel mayor-2 of the reserved women's seat in wards 7, 8 and 9 of Kaliakair municipality.
She is the wife of Abdul Latif Dewan of ward 7 of Kaliakair municipality.
Kaliakair Municipality Mayor Mojibur Rahman said, "Hajera Begum was admitted to United Hospital in Dhaka with Covid-19 symptoms a few days ago. She then tested positive for coronavirus. Later she was admitted to Anwar Khan Modern Hospital. From there she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Hospital. She died at the hospital around 11pm on Monday."
Kaliakair Upazila Nirbahi Officer Kazi Hafizul Amin said she was buried on Tuesday after Janaza under the supervision of the upazila administration following health rules.