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Health Minister returns home after canceling official visit

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:56 PM, 28 November 2021  

Health Minister Zahid Maleque; File Photo

Health Minister Zahid Maleque; File Photo

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has returned to the country after canceling his official visit to Switzerland.

He returned home on a flight from Dubai on Saturday night. 

Realizing the effect of the African variant Omicron worldwide, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque had returned to the country to give urgent instructions and take action in this regard, the Ministry of Health said in a press release on Sunday.

He left for Switzerland on Saturday for an official visit but returned to the country at 11 pm on another flight from Dubai. 

The statement added that the Health Minister would soon hold an emergency meeting with the National Advisory Committee on tackling Omicron in the country. After the meeting, he will brief the media on the same day and inform the people about the latest information about the preparations of the health sector. 

However, the press release of the Ministry of Health did not mention when the meeting of the Health Minister with the National Advisory Committee will be held.

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