Some 32 police personnel have been tested positive for Covid-19 in Gazipur till Monday.
Of the infected policemen, 25 are members of the Gazipur Metropolitan Police's (GMP) Gachha Police Station and seven others are the members of Kaliganj Police Station of Gazipur District Police.
GMP Commissioner Md Anwar Hossain said, "On Monday 20 cops of Gachha Police Station tested positive for coronavirus. Few days ago, five members of the police station tested positive for the virus. Among the infected, there are assistant commissioner of Gacha zone, police inspector and female members. All of them were kept in isolation at the police station excluding three female police."
Gazipur Sadar upazila Health and Family Welfare officer Dr Md Shahin said, "At first a sub-inspector of Gachha Police Station tested positive for coronavirus on April 13. After that assistant commissioner of zone, two members and one chef tested positive with the virus on April 16.
On April 18, blood samples of 26 members of the police station were sent to Dhaka. 20 tested positive on Monday among them. Samples of another 42 members of the station were sent to Dhaka. Their report did not come until Monday."
Additional Police Superintendent (Kaligang-Kapasia circle) Pankaj Dutta confirmed the information of coronavirus infection of seven members of Kaliganj Police Station.
"Sample of few more cops of the station were sent to Dhaka for Covid-19 test. Their report is yet to come," he added.