DHAKA, Bangladesh

Sixty-six policemen in a station in Bangladesh’s mid-southern district of Gopalganj, were quarantined Saturday after an officer tested positive for COVID-19, the facility’s head confirmed Sunday to Anadolu Agency.

“As part of the highest precautionary measures we have sent all 66 policemen of this station to home quarantine for two weeks as per direction from the higher authorities,” said A. K. Azad, officer-in-charge of the Muksudpur police station.

He said samples of 12 policemen have been sent to Dhaka for testing. “Samples of all others will also be sent to the lab soon.”

“For the interim period new

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