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2021-12-12 04:47:22 BdST

2 Omicron cases detected in Bangladesh

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has confirmed two cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Bangladesh on Saturday. 

The new variant was identified in two members of the Bangladesh Women Cricket after they returned from Zimbabwe.  

DGHS’s Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) Chief Scientific Officer SM Alamgir confirmed the matter to media.

Currently, the two athletes have been kept in quarantine at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka.

Meanwhile, a physician from the Bangladesh Cricket Board said that they were yet to be informed by the government in this regard.

“We have not heard anything from the government or DGHS in this regard. As the players were in quarantine under government orders, they were tested for Covid-19 by the government. And till now, we have not been told anything officially,” he said. 

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