Bangladesh reports 3 more Omicron cases, all from Dhaka
Published: 08:16 PM, 31 December 2021 Updated: 11:47 AM, 1 January 2022
Bangladesh reported three more cases of the Covid-19 variant Omicron, raising the total tally of new variant infections to 10. All of them are residents of Dhaka.
GISAID, Germany's Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data shared the information on Friday.
Two of the new patients are women, aged 65 and 49, and another is a man aged 65, according to the GISAID website.
Samples from them were collected on Monday. The genome sequencing was carried out by the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives.
Earlier on December 11, Bangladesh reported its first two cases of the Omicron variant in two members of the Bangladesh women cricket team. They returned from Zimbabwe after taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers. Later, one person has been detected with Omicron on December 27 and four on December 28.
Chief Scientific Officer of the government organization IEEDCR Dr ASM Alamgir said genome sequencing of coronavirus patients who returned from abroad has been carried out. So far, all those who have been detected with Omicron have a history of traveling abroad in recent times.