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2,382 policemen infected with Covid-19 in Bangladesh

  • Published at 10:28 pm May 16th, 2020
File photo: Police personnel flag down rickshaw pullers and motorcycle riders at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka on Friday, March 27, 2020 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Eight members of the law enforcement agencies died of Covid-19 so far

Altogether 2,382 members of Bangladesh Police got infected with Covid-19 as of Saturday while 361 among them made full recovery till date.

Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh has been taking a serious turn as soon as the restriction on social distancing rules were relaxed and shopping malls and markets were opened, reports UNB.

The number of coronavirus cases in the country has been rising alarmingly in the last few days while the highest number — 1,202 -- was reported on Friday.

Frontline coronavirus fighters like doctors, members of police, Armed Forces and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and others have been getting affected while performing duties across the country.

Among the coronavirus-infected police members, 1,041 are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) alone, according to sources at Police Headquarters.

In the meantime, eight members of the law enforcement agencies died of Covid-19, sources said.

Besides, 361 patients made full recovery, the sources added.

Members of Bangladesh Police, Armed forces, and RAB, along with other agencies have been jointly working to ensure social distancing.

345 admitted at Dhaka CMH

Meanwhile, 345 members of Armed Forces both in-service and retired military/civilian members and their family members were admitted to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) with coronavirus infection.

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.

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.

As the coronavirus situation is taking a serious turn, the government has extended the general holidays until May 30, and said it is trying to gradually reopen some sectors.

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