Coronavirus: Nearly 6,000 policemen infected in Bangladesh

A total of 5,916 policemen have been infected with coronavirus across the country while performing duties as of Friday.


“Among the total infected policemen, 2,419 have made full recovery until Friday morning,” said AKM Kamrul Ahsan, public relations officer, Police headquarters.


Ahsan also informed that among the total infection, 1,660 were attached with Dhaka Metropolitan Police alone.


Altogether 1,942 have been put in isolation while 5,899 were sent to quarantine, he said.


Meanwhile, most of the recovered policemen have joined their respective duty stations after recovery, he added.


Altogether, sixteen members of the law enforcement died of COVID-19, he confirmed.


With the constant efforts and directives from Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed, recovery rate of infection cops is satisfactory, said Sohel Rana, additional inspector general (AIG) (media) of Police headquarters.


To cope with the worsening situation, Bangladesh Police recently hired 250-bed Impulse Hospital in the capital for the treatment of coronavirus-infected police members.


The government has allowed the public transport on road, river and rail routes to resume its services from Sunday while bus and minibuses started moving on highways on Monday.


Bangladesh has so far reported more than 60,391 coronavirus cases and 811 deaths.


Source: United News of Bangladesh