Experts: India variants will cause new crisis in Bangladesh

25th Apr, 2021

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Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021 Reuters

Health experts in Bangladesh have urged the government to immediately seal the border with India, as it would be a disaster if the two newly discovered Indian variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus managed to enter the country. The UK coronavirus variant (lineage B1.1.7), South African variant (lineage B1.351), Indian double mutant (B.1.617) and triple mutant (B.1.618) variants are believed to be behind the recent Covid-19 spike in India, according to Indian media outlets.

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