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DSCC Mayor Taposh, his wife contract Covid-19

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:16 PM, 13 January 2022   Updated: 07:48 PM, 13 January 2022

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh; File Photo

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh; File Photo

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and his wife Afrin Taposh have been tested positive for the Covid-19. 

Besides, DSCC mayor’s gunman Sheikh Ashiquzzaman has also been diagnosed with the virus.

DSCC Mayor Taposh’s COVID test result came positive on Thursday, confirmed DSCC public relations officer Md. Abu Naser. 

He said the Mayor was scheduled to visit London on Friday with his son. That’s why, he did the COVID test, however, his result came positive today. “He has been in office since morning, but he is now going home. He also has a mild cough,” Md. Abu Naser also said. 

DSCC public relations officer added that Mayor Taposh’s two sons had been infected with Covid-19 before. Recently, their test results came negative. Now, he and his wife have contracted the virus.

Meanwhile, 12 people have died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in the country. At the same time, 3,359 new COVID cases were identified.

With this, the total number of deaths by the Covid-19 in the country has increased to 26,123 people. And the overall caseload stands at 16,04,664. 

This information has been given in a press release sent from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday afternoon.

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