A total of 232 police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the police force to 741 across the country, according to the Police Headquarters sources.
The sources said among the 741 policemen infected with the virus, 356 were members of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Five policemen have died from the Covid-19 till Saturday.
So far, 1,250 policemen have been put to home quarantine while 174 are in the isolation. 57 policemen have fully recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general of the Police Headquarters, said, "We have lost five brave souls for the Covid-19."