Three more cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been detected in Bangladesh, taking the total tally to 10 till Friday, according to GISAID, the global database for genomic data on the Coronavirus, reports UNB.
The GISAID findings were based on the data submitted by Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi) in Dhaka.
On 11 December, Bangladesh reported its first two cases of the Omicron variant. Two members of the Bangladesh national women’s cricket team were diagnosed with the new variant of the virus.
They returned from Zimbabwe after taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup qualifiers. The event was, however, called off midway due to the surge of Omicron.