DNCC mayor, wife, officers, IG prisons test positive for COVID-19

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:55, Oct 12,2020 | Updated: 01:12, Oct 13,2020


Md Atiqul Islam and Mominur Rahman

Dhaka North City mayor Md Atiqul Islam, his wife Shaila Shagufta Islam, a dental surgeon by profession, tested COVID-19 positive.

Infected 59-year old mayor Atiq told New Age that he gave samples with symptoms and got the result on Monday when he was staying in the house in quarantine.

The chief health officer of Dhaka North City Corporation, Brig Gen Md Zobaidur Rahman, and assistant personal secretary of the mayor Rishat Murshed also tested COVID-19 positive, said the mayor.

The former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Atiq requested all to pray for him, his wife and the officers for their early recovery.

DNCC additional chief health officer Lt Col Golam Mostafa Sarwar said chief health officer Zobaidur was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka.

Meanwhile, newly-appointed inspector general of prisons Brigadier General Mominur Rahman Mamun also tested positive for COVID-19.

Mamun had been serving as the chief health officer of DNCC until his appointment as IG prisons on September 23.

He took the office of IG prisons only on Thursday.

The immediate past chief health officer of DNCC told New Age that he was feeling sick on Sunday and took the coronavirus test and the result came on Monday.

He said that he was not feeling any physical complication and was taking treatment at Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka.

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