Another policeman dies from coronavirus
Published : Tuesday, 2 June, 2020 at 11:20 PM Count : 178
Another policeman has died of coronavirus infection in Dhaka.
Nirod Chandra Mondal, 52, was working as a stenographer at Pallabi Zone of Mirpur Division under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
He died at the intensive care unit of the city's Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital (CPH) on Tuesday afternoon.
"With him, 16 members of Bangladesh Police have sacrificed their lives to ensure the safety of the people during the coronavirus situation," said Md Sohel Rana, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police Headquarters (Media).
Nirod was admitted to the hospital after he tested coronavirus positive.
Nirod Chandra Mondal hailed from Faridpur district. He left behind his wife, a daughter and a son, as well as many relatives and admirers.
His body was sent to his village home under police management. His funeral was conducted in presence of senior police officers of the district as per religious provisions.
A total of 5,333 policemen were infected with coronavirus across the country while performing duties as of Tuesday as the situation continues to worsen with the rise in new cases and deaths. Of them, 16 policemen have died.
Sources at the Police headquarters said that among the infected policemen, 2,059 have made full recovery until morning.
Among the total cases, 1,706 are members of DMP, the sources said.
The country on Tuesday saw the biggest jump in coronavirus cases in a day with the detection of a record 2,911 new cases in the span of 24 hours. So far, the health authorities confirmed 52,445 cases.
During the same period, 37 more patients died of COVID-19, raising the death toll to 709.