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Amid surge in Omicron BF.7 in countries, DGHS asks for necessary steps at airports and other entry points

Amid surge in Omicron BF.7 in countries, DGHS asks for necessary steps at airports and other entry points

In the wake of the surge in the new sub-variant of Covid-19 infections, Omicron BF.7, in different countries including China and India, the government has asked all to take necessary steps in maintaining health guidelines in all airports, land ports and river ports across the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued a notice on Saturday, according to a press release.

The emergence of new sub-variant Omicron BF.7 is most likely responsible for the current surge of COVID-19 infection in China, India and other countries which is more transmissible, said DGHS.

To contain the spread of Covid, DGHS has instructed the authorities concerned to strengthen surveillance and screening of people coming to Bangladesh from countries including China, India, Japan, South Korea, USA, France, Brazil and Germany.

It also asked the authorities concerned to take steps so that people, coming from those countries, go through tests and digital thermal scanner and thermometer in hand are used at the entry points of all districts. It also requested to strengthen the risk communication activities.