Two returnees to India have been admitted to the DNCC Corona Hospital in Mohakhali. However, genome sequencing is being done to find out whether their type is an Indian variant or not. The fruit has not come yet.
The hospital’s director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin told Prothom Alo on Saturday. He urged everyone not to panic over the incident. News has been circulating in various media since Friday that two patients with Indian variants have been admitted to the DNCC Corona Hospital. IEDCR has taken samples.
Quoting Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin, he told Prothom Alo on Saturday, “I have told everyone, ‘We don’t know yet whether there is an Indian variant or not.’ Their genome will be sequencing. It will take a few days for the results to come. It cannot be said until the fruit comes. The director of the hospital said that the two women who were admitted to the DNCC hospital came to Bangladesh from India at the end of last month. They took treatment from home due to fever. They came to DNCC hospital on May 12. But the hospital authorities were not informed at first that they were from India. It was later learned that the two women came from India. After examination at the hospital, both of them were caught in the corona.
Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin said that since they had recently come from India, the government’s Institute of Pathology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) had been informed about them. The IEDCR has taken samples to find out if they have Indian type of corona in their body or what type of corona they have. The two women are being treated separately at the hospital.