More than 4000 policemen have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the deadly virus continues to spread fast across the country.
Some 152 cops were found to be infected with the virus in the last 24 hours till Tuesday taking the number of infected policemen rose to 4053, reports UNB.
Sohel Rana, additional inspector general (AIG) (media) of Police Headquarters, has confirmed the information saying they were infected while discharging duties.
Besides, 14 policemen have so far lost their battle against the deadly virus while 1,119 made full recovery, he said.
From the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, members of Bangladesh Police and other law enforcement agencies are trying hard to implement the government’s restrictive measures at field level.
AIG Sohel Rana said various preventive measures were taken to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection among the policemen as per the directive of Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed.
Bangladesh reported the detection of 1,166 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours until Tuesday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 36,751.
Besides, twenty-one COVID-19 patients died during the period, taking the death tally to 522, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).