A total of 1,943 police members got infected with coronavirus as of Thursday as new cases are also on the rise across the country, reports UNB.

Bangladesh reported the highest coronavirus cases-1,162 on Wednesday while the number stood at 1,041 on Thursday.

Meanwhile, among the total coronavirus-infected police members, 909 are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) alone, sources at Police Headquarters told UNB.


In the meantime, seven members of the law enforcement died from COVID-19, sources said.

At present, 3,091 policemen are in quarantine while 1,152 are being treated at isolation units of different hospitals.

Besides, 298 patients made full recovery, the sources said.

Members of Bangladesh Police, Armed forces, and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), along with other agencies have been jointly working to ensure social distancing across the country.

Meanwhile, 345 members of Armed Forces both in-service and retired military/civilian members and their families were admitted to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) with coronavirus infection as of Monday.

Among them, 88 made full recovery, six have died and all other patients admitted to the hospital are healthy, said a media release of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Police recently hired 250-bed Impulse Hospital in the capital for the treatment of coronavirus-infected police members.

As the coronavirus situation it taking serious turn, the government has extended the general holidays further until 30 May, even if it permitted the businessmen to keep shopping malls, markets open considering Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.

Bangladesh has so far reported 18,863 coronavirus cases and 283 deaths.

Keeping line with the extended general holidays and considering the worsening situation, roads and highways division (RHD) also decided to keep all public transport services suspended until 30 May.