Coronavirus infects 5,333 police staff in Bangladesh
A total of 5,333 police staff were infected with COVID-19 across the country while performing duties as of Tuesday as the virus infection situation continues to worsen with the rise in new cases and deaths, reports UNB.
Among the total infected, 2,059 made full recovery as of Tuesday morning, said sources at the Police Headquarters.
Among the total infection, 1,706 were infected in Dhaka Metropolitan Police alone, the sources said.
Among the total infected police staff, 1,322 had been kept in isolation while 5,312 were sent to quarantine.
Most of the recovered had joined their respective duty stations after recovery.
A total of 15 members of the law enforcement agency died of COVID-19.
Recovery rate of infected staff was satisfactory, said Sohel Rana, additional inspector general of Police Headquarters.
To cope with the worsening situation, Bangladesh Police recently hired 250-bed Impulse Hospital in the capital for the treatment of novel coronavirus infected police members.
Bangladesh has so far reported more than 52,445 coronavirus cases and 709 deaths. The country on Tuesday recorded the highest new cases-- 2,911 in the span of 24 hours.