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Covid-19: Bangladesh confirms presence of Omicron variant in two ladies cricketers

Bangladesh has showed the presence of Omicron variant of the coronavirus in two gamers of the ladies’s nationwide cricket workforce, which lately returned from Zimbabwe.

“Each the cricketers are in quarantine at a resort. They’re in just right well being,” Well being Minister Zahid Maleque instructed journalists right here overdue Saturday night.

Docs predict their restoration through the following two weeks, he mentioned.

With out revealing the id of the cricketers, Maleque mentioned, the 2 — one 21- year-old and the opposite 30 — are the primary showed circumstances of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus within the nation.

Everybody who got here into touch with them had been examined, however none of them have examined sure for Covid-19, he mentioned.

But even so, “the entire (cricket) workforce could also be in quarantine. So there’s no motive for fear”, Maleque mentioned.

In keeping with well being officers, the 2 cricketers gave the impression to have reduced in size the viral an infection all through their keep in Zimbabwe. That they had examined sure for Covid-19 whilst underneath institutional quarantine upon their go back from Zimbabwe on December 1.

All of the cricketers underwent Covid-19 assessments on December 6, and samples from the 2 Covid-19 sure gamers had been despatched to laboratories for genome sequencing to resolve in the event that they contained the Omicron variant.

The Bangladesh ladies’s nationwide cricket workforce had long past to Zimbabwe in October to participate within the ICC Girls’s Global Cup qualifying spherical and returned house as qualifier.

Bangladesh has thus far recorded 15,78,996 coronavirus circumstances, whilst the loss of life toll stands at 28,022.

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