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9 more `Omicron` cases detected in the country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:25 PM, 10 January 2022  

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9 more 'Omicron' cases have been detected in the country. In all, the number of people identified with the South African type of COVID 'Omicron' in the country so far stands at 30.

This information was revealed by the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza (GISAID) in Germany on Monday.

Earlier on Saturday (January 8), a 22 years old man was identified as 'Omicron' affected. The victim is a man and a resident of Dhaka.

On December 11, Health Minister Zahid Maleque announced the identification of 'Omicron' in the bodies of the first two women cricketers in the country. They were members of the women's cricket team returning from a tour of Zimbabwe.

Then one on December 27 and 4 on December 28 were identified as 'Omicron' affected. Omicron was caught on the bodies of 3 more on December 31.

Then on January 6, 'Omicron' was identified in the bodies of 10 people in one day. On January 8, the news of 'Omicron' identification was found in the body of another person.

Earlier, BGMEA, an association of ready-made garment industry owners, had issued 17 mandatory instructions to garment factories to prevent Omicron.

In a recent directive issued by the BGMEA, the organization said that member factories have been asked to make it mandatory for full-time workers to wear masks at work. Workers have also been advised to avoid all kinds of social, political, religious and other public gatherings.