Two India returnees test positive for corona in Kushtia

Our Correspondent

25 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

KUSHTIA: Two Bangla-deshi nationals, including a 12-year-old boy, who returned home from India through Darshana land port in Chadanga district have been tested positive for corona.

Kushtia Civil Surgeon Dr HM Anwarul Islam, said a total of 36 Bangladeshi nationals returned home on Saturday.

Health authorities collected samples from them and sent those to the PCR laboratory of Kushtia Medical College and Hospital on Sunday.

The results of the two returnees –one aged about 39 and another 12-- came out Covid positive on Sunday night. They were sent to Kushtia General Hospital isolation centre.

Of the total returnees, 27 people have been kept at Bir Pratik Taramon Bibi Institutional quarantine centre and the rest at a hotel in the district town.

According to the World Health Organisation, the Indian variant has already spread to 60 countries of the world.