UNB: A patient infected with Omicron sub-variant BF.7 has been detected in Bangladesh.
The patient came from China recently, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) on Sunday.
In the wake of the surge in the new sub-variant of Covid-19 infections, Omicron BF.7, in different countries including China and India, the government has asked all to take necessary steps in maintaining health guidelines in all airports, land ports and river ports across the country.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued a notice in this regard on December 26.
The emergence of new sub-variant Omicron BF.7 is most likely responsible for the current surge of COVID-19 infection in China, India and other countries which is more transmissible, said DGHS.
To contain the spread of Covid, DGHS has instructed the authorities concerned to strengthen surveillance and screening of people coming to Bangladesh from countries including China, India, Japan, South Korea, USA, France, Brazil and Germany.