Bangladesh on alert after detecting Indian Covid variant

12th May, 2021

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People defying health rules crowd the deck of a ferry at Shimulia Ferry Terminal in Munshiganj on Saturday. — Sony Ramany


The health authorities of Bangladesh on Saturday confirmed the detection of the Indian variant of the coronavirus, which is highly contagious and deadly, in the country. Against this backdrop, the government has extended the suspension of passenger travel to and from India through the land ports for another 15 days, from May 9 to May 23, foreign ministry secretary (east) Mashfee Binte Shams told New Age on Saturday.

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