Coronavirus situation has been taking a serious turn in the country, as each day the number of cases keeps going up, as testing also increases. It is notable though, that every time the authorities have increased the level of tests administered, the corresponding increase in the number of new cases has outpaced that increase in testing.
Besides general people, frontline fighters against coronavirus, doctors, nurses, policemen and members of other law enforcement agencies are also getting infected.
As of Friday, 3,248 policemen in Bangladesh got infected with coronavirus, although 583 among them made full recovery from the disease till today.
Among the total coronavirus-infected police members, 1,277 are of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) alone, sources at Police Headquarters told UNB.
Meanwhile, eleven members of the principal agency of law enforcement died of COVID-19, sources said.
The number of coronavirus cases in the country has been rising alarmingly in the last few days while the highest number—1,773 was reported on Thursday.
Bangladesh has so far reported 30,205 coronavirus cases and 432 deaths.
Members of Bangladesh Police, Armed forces, and Rab, along with other agencies have been jointly working to ensure social distancing across the country.
Earlier, Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate Meanwhile reported that 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.
Among them, 88 made full recovery, six have died and all other patients admitted to the hospital are healthy, ISPR said.
To cope with the worsening situation, Bangladesh Police recently hired 250-bed Impulse Hospital in the capital for the treatment of coronavirus-infected police members.
As the coronavirus situation has been taking a serious turn, the government has extended the general holidays until May 30, even if it permitted the businessmen to keep shopping malls, markets open considering Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.
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Amid this worsening situation, thousands of people started taking risk of going home to their villages to celebrate Eid.