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Two India returnees test positive for corona

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  • 7 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Two India returnees test positive for corona

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JASHORE: Two Bangladeshi nationals, who returned home from India through the Benapole border in the district, have tested positive for corona, officials said on Thursday.

Dr Ashrafuzzaman of the Benapole Immigration Health Centre said that three people returned to Bangladesh from India through the land border on Wednesday noon.

Of them, two—Habibur Rahman, 60, and Habibullah Sohan, 30, of Sadar upazila in Thakurgaon district—tested positive for corona, he said.

The corona positive patients were sent to Jashore 250-bed General Hospital while another returnee, Kamal, was taken to the Jashore isolation centre for a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Raju Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of the Benapole checkpost, said the two Bangladeshi nationals had gone to India for medical purposes. “Already the higher authorities concerned have been informed.”

The world is struggling to fight off the Omicron variant of corona and the number of corona cases is increasing fast globally.

Three more cases of the Omicron variant of corona have been detected in Bangladesh, taking its total tally to 10, according to GISAID, the global database for genomic data on the Coronavirus.

On December 11, Bangladesh reported its first two cases of the Omicron variant in two members of the Bangladesh women cricket team.