DHAKA, Bangladesh 

Police officers in Bangladesh remain vulnerable to contracting the novel coronavirus while working in the field to ensure people’s safety amid a lack of adequate safety equipment.

According to local media reports, at least 60 police personnel were infected with COVID-19 and more than 600 were in quarantine in the South Asian nation so far.

In addition, police are disinfecting streets, assisting working people — to ensure social distancing in lockdown — taking people to hospitals for treatment and locating people who. have escaped quarantine, making them extremely vulnerable to the virus as they are not being provided

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