COVID-19: Bangladesh confirms presence of Omicron variant in two women cricketers

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    COVID-19: Bangladesh confirms presence of Omicron version in two females cricketers

    < img src =" https://worldbroadcastnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2QrYF5.jpg" class =" ff-og-image-inserted" > Bangladesh has verified the existence of Omicron variant of the coronavirus in 2 players of the females’s national cricket group, which recently returned from Zimbabwe.

    ” Both the cricketers are in quarantine at a hotel. They are in excellent health,” Health Minister Zahid Maleque informed reporters late Saturday night.

    Doctors are anticipating their recovery by the next two weeks, he stated.

    Without revealing the identity of the cricketers, Maleque stated, the two– one 21- year-old and the other 30– are the first confirmed cases of the Omicron variation of the coronavirus in the nation.

    Everyone who entered contact with them have actually been tested, however none have actually tested positive for Covid-19, he said.

    Besides, “the whole (cricket) group is also in quarantine. So there is no cause for concern”, Maleque said.

    According to health officials, the two cricketers appeared to have contracted the viral infection throughout their remain in Zimbabwe. They had evaluated favorable for Covid-19 while under institutional quarantine upon their return from Zimbabwe on December 1.

    All the cricketers went through Covid-19 tests on December 6, and samples from the 2 Covid-19 favorable players were sent to laboratories for genome sequencing to figure out if they consisted of the Omicron variant.

    The Bangladesh females’s nationwide cricket group had gone to Zimbabwe in October to participate in the ICC Women’s World Cup certifying round and returned house as qualifier.

    Bangladesh has so far tape-recorded 15,78,996 coronavirus cases, while the death toll stands at 28,022.

    Published at Sun, 12 Dec 2021 08:31:27 +0000

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