A total of 1,926 police members got infected with coronavirus as of Wednesday. Meanwhile, among the total coronavirus-infected police members, 907 are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) alone, sources at Police Headquarters told UNB.
In the meantime, seven members of the law enforcement agency died from COVID-19, the sources said.At present, 4,961 policemen are in quarantine while 1,159 are being treated at isolation units of different hosptials. Besides, 298 patients made full recovery.
A policeman is leaving Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital (CPH) on Tuesday after recovering from coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy
Members of Bangladesh Police, Armed forces, and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), along with other agencies have been jointly working to ensure social distancing across the country.
Meanwhile, 345 members of Armed Forces both in-service and retired military/civilian members and their families were admitted to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) with coronavirus infection as of Monday.
Among them, 88 made full recovery, six have died and all other patients admitted to the hospital are healthy, said a media release of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate.
Even though the government extended the general holidays until May 16, it permitted the businessmen to keep shopping malls, markets open considering Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Police recently hired 250-bed Impulse Hospital in the capital for the treatment of coronavirus-infected police members.
Bangladesh reported the highest coronavirus cases—1,162 and deaths—19 in the span of 24 hours until Wednesday morning. The country has so far reported 17,822 coronavirus cases and 269 deaths.