BBCNEWS24,DESK: One hundred and thirteen police personnel tested positive for Covid-19 across the country since yesterday noon, according to a tally of Bangladesh Police Headquarters.
The total number of infected policemen now stands at 854. Five infected police personnel have died so far.
Of the new cases, 93 have been confirmed by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Besides, 315 are in isolation as they showed Covid-19 like symptoms while 1,250 others, who were in close contacts with the infected ones, are put in quarantine, the data shows.
With more and more police personnel being infected with the highly contagious virus, the 250-bed Central Police Hospital in Dhaka is struggling to accommodate patients.
As the police barracks are overcrowded, DMP have rented at least seven hotels for isolation and some schools to keep its members in quarantine to prevent further spread.
Around two lakh police members have been discharging their duties from their respective positions to ensure safety of people amid the spread of coronavirus.