Sajedul Haq Rubel, general secretary of Communist Party of Bangladesh's Dhaka city unit, tested Covid 19 positive today.
He has been receiving treatment at his Mirpur house.
"I got the test report today. I am confident and no need to worry about me," Sajedul, who ran for Dhaka North City Corporation mayor election early this year with CPB ticket, said.
He went for the test on Tuesday as he was suffering from fever.
Sajedul, also a dentist, was pivotal behind carrying out assistance initiative for poor and lower income groups affected by coronavirus across the city, especially in Mirpur and Kafrul.
He along with other party comrades was running several community kitchens that have been providing meals to the poor since middle of Ramadan. They were also engaged in providing food assistance to workers' families and making hand sanitisers for free distribution.