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Govt giving utmost importance to prevent Covid-19

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:10 PM, 1 December 2021   Updated: 09:23 PM, 1 December 2021

Govt giving utmost importance to prevent Covid-19

Govt giving utmost importance to prevent Covid-19

The government is giving utmost importance to prevent 'Omicron', the new variant of Corona, said Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen.

He said some 240 expatriates had returned to country from South Africa in the past month after the new variant of Corona, Omicron, was identified. Attempts are being made to identify and trace them.

He made the remarks while speaking at a press conference at World Peace Conference at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. The conference will be held on December 4 and 5 in Dhaka.

"We have stopped the flow of passengers from South Africa," he said. Attempts are being made to trace those who have come before. We sent a message to the African embassy. Those who are there are discouraged from coming to the country. In fact, one has to stay in quarantine for 14 days after returning to the country."

He added that people from that country do not come but our citizens. We will be somewhat sympathetic to our people. Yet we asked them to come a few days later.

Meanwhile, after a meeting at the Ministry of Health on Tuesday amid concerns over Omicron, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said some 240 people had come to Bangladesh from South Africa in the past one month. However, most of them could not be traced.

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