Another cop dies of COVID-19


A police constable died from coronavirus at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital early Friday.

The deceased was Foysal Alam, from Raninagar village in Godagari of Rajshahi and a constable attached to Naruli police outpost of Bogura Sadar.

Sonaton Chakraborty, additional superintendent (media) of Bogura police, said Foysal was taken first to Bogura Police Hospital following chest pain around 1:00am.

As his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to the SZRMC hospital where he died around 2:45am.

After his death, his sample tested positive, said the official.

So far 8,496 policemen were infected with coronavirus across the country until Friday.

“Among the total infections, 2,050 policemen were attached to Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) alone till the date,” said officials at the Police Headquarters.

Among them 4,811 policemen made recovery.

Meanwhile, 27 cops and one civilian member of the law enforcement agency died of COVID-19 till date, they added.

Bangladesh on Friday recorded 45 deaths from coronavirus in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,388.

The number of total COVID-19 patients also surged to 105,537 to as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 3,243 new cases across the country during the same period.