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14-day quarantine must for returnees from 7 African countries

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 3rd December, 2021 11:04:58 AM
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14-day quarantine must for returnees from 7 African countries

A 14-day institutional quarantine has been made mandatory for those returning from seven African countries to prevent the new type of coronavirus variant Omicron.

The order will take effect from Saturday (December 4). 

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed the information in an emergency directive on Thursday night (November 2).

The directive said people from Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe must be in quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. 

Any passenger entering Bangladesh must have a corona test 48 hours before entry and bring a negative certificate. However, there is no such obligation for children below 12 years.

Concerns have been raised around the world about a new type of corona, Omicron. This highly contagious type has already been identified in several countries including India.