Omicron also enters Bangladesh; first 2 cases detected

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Dhaka, Dec 11: Bangladesh on Saturday reported the first two cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus.

“These two infected female patients (cricketers) returned from Zimbabwe recently,” ASM Alamgir, chief scientific officer of the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), told UNB.

He said the Omicron patients are members of the Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team and they do not have any severe symptoms.

However, the two female members of the cricket team have been kept in a hotel for isolation, he added.

The two cricketers tested positive for Covid-19 on December 6.

The women’s team recently returned home from Zimbabwe after confirming their participation in the next 50-over World Cup, which will be Bangladesh’s maiden World Cup appearance as well.