Covid-19 cases in police cross 2500
As of Sunday, 2,557 police personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Among them, 1,095 are from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
In the last 24 hours, 175 members of the police tested positive for the Covid-19, according to sources at the police headquarters.
Till Sunday, 381 police personnel recovered from the viral disease.
So far, eight policemen have died of the coronavirus. Seven of them were posted in the DMP while one was posted in Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP).
The seven deceased members of DMP are assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Raghunath Roy, ASI Sultanul Arefin, ASI Abdul Khaleque, traffic constable Ashek Mahmud, constable Jasim Uddin and constable Jalal Uddin Khoka while the other deceased from CMP is constable Md Naimul Haque.
Every policeman will have to ensure their safety while doing their duties during the Covid-19 pandemic, Inspector-General of Police Benazir Ahmed said via a press release.