Some 207 policemen were diagnosed with coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Sunday as the deadly virus continues to spread fast across the country.
With the newly identified ones, the total number of infected policemen rose to 6,206.Besides, 16 policemen have so far lost their battle against coronavirus while 2,767made full recovery, said sources at the Police headquarters.
Among the total infection, 1,828 are infected in Dhaka Metropolitan Police alone, the sources said.
Around 6,451 police officials remain in quarantine and 2,007 others in isolation, as they either showed Covid-19 symptoms or came in contact with positive persons.
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.
Bangladesh reported the detection of 2,635 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours until Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 63,026.
Besides, twenty-one Covid-19 patients died during the period, taking the death tally to 846, according to the daily bulletin of of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).