12 roommates, 3 physicians, 3 nurses and 7 medical assistants who came into contact with the traffic constable have been home quarantined
The traffic barrack of Dampara Police Lines of Chittagong has been put under lockdown after a traffic constable of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) tested positive with Covid-19.
The case was confirmed after samples collected from the traffic constable were tested at Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID) on Sunday.
The police official was initially treated at Chittagong's Divisional Police Hospital before he was shifted to Chittagong General Hospital.
CMP’s Additional Deputy Commissioner (detective branch-DB) Abu Bakar Siddique told Dhaka Tribune that around 200 police members of the barrack have been sent to home quarantine.
Besides, 12 roommates, three physicians, three nurses and seven medical assistants who came into contact with the traffic constable have been sent to home quarantine.
All members of the CMP have been asked to perform duties with caution.
Till Monday, a total of 14 persons have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Chittagong. Of them, two patients including a six-year old boy died.
As of Monday, a total of 803 people have been infected with Covid-19 in Bangladesh. The virus claimed 39 lives till date and 42 people have recovered.
Coronavirus has infected 1,866,654 people globally, thus far. As many as 115,269 people have died of the virus and 434,054 recovered.