Coronavirus: 741 policemen infected in Bangladesh

Coronavirus: 741 policemen infected in Bangladesh

Desk Report : Altogether 741 members of Bangladesh Police were infected with coronavirus until Saturday afternoon.

Besides, five members of the law enforcement died of COVID-19, sources at Police Headquarters told UNB.

Meanwhile, 232 police members were diagnosed with the virus in the last 24 hours, the sources said.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases. A total of 356 policemen of DMP tested positive for coronavirus.

Currently, 1,250 policemen are in quarantine while 174 are being treated at isolation units.

Besides, 57 patients made full recovery, the sources said.

Members of Bangladesh Police, Armed forces, and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), along with other agencies have been jointly working to ensure social distancing.

As the number of infected police personnel increased, the PHQ asked its members to ensure their own protection while performing duties.

Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police Headquarters (Media) Md Sohel Rana said they are trying to ensure protection of police members.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed provided protective gears to DMP.

Bangladesh has so far recorded 8,790 cases and 175 deaths from the coronavirus.