85pc unvaccinated people being infected by Covid-19: Maleque...

85pc unvaccinated people being infected by Covid-19: Maleque

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:18 PM, 25 January 2022  

85pc unvaccinated people being infected by Covid-19: Maleque

85pc unvaccinated people being infected by Covid-19: Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said nearly 85 percent unvaccinated people are being infected by new Covid-19 variant Omicron in the country.

"We have so far vaccinated 14 crore people.... three crore more people have remained unvaccinated,"  he told a virtual meeting in the capital, an official release said.              

Bangladesh Private Medical College Association organized the meeting on "Preparedness and doings of handling COVID-19 variant Omicron".

The health minister said among the three crore or 30 million unvaccinated people, most of them are workers of factories, transport sector and workers of shops and small business establishments.

The government is taking all necessary steps to vaccinate the three crore people within a shortest possible time to contain the outbreak of new South African variant Omicron.

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