Bangladesh Police are seeing a rapid rise in the number of infected personnel amid the second wave of the Covid-19 virus.
In the first 15 days of the current month, around 677 policemen have already been infected.
The Covid-19 infection rate in Bangladesh Police is around 26 percent, Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (AIG) of police headquarters, told The Daily Star last night.
According to their database, only 76 policemen were infected in February of this year, but the number has jumped to 532 in March.
Around 1,447 policemen were infected with Covid-19 from January to April 15 of this year, while the figure was 18,844 last year, shows the PHQ database.
Of the infected policemen, 843 were female and 19,448 male.
So far, 19,396 police personnel recovered from Covid-19 while around 90 died, the data reads.
Police Headquarters (PHQ) have already issued instruction to contain the second wave of Covid-19. All unit high officials were instructed to take necessary steps to sanitise the office, barrack, dining, canteen and arsenal.
PHQ also asked its high officials to take steps to ensure medical checkup of any official who shows Covid-19 symptoms and keep them in hospital, isolation and quarantine.
In the instruction, the PHQ further asked high officials to take special care and give attention to infected police.