After examining the 10 samples, it was found that UK variants dominated during the second wave of Covid-19 in Chattogram till 5 April. Besides, the South African variant was found alongside it.

Of the total 10 samples, the UK variant (B.1.1.7) was found in six samples while South African Variant (B.1.351) in three samples.

But no Indian variant (B.1.617) was found till Sunday.

According to CVASU, of the total 10 people, five people whose samples were collected for the test, had to take treatment at hospitals.

Professor Gautam Buddha, Vice-chancellor of the CVASU, said, "We have conducted the genome sequencing of ten samples to know what kind of variant is active in Chattogram during the second wave of Covid-19.

Two scientific officers of Bangladesh Council of Science and Industrial Research (BCSIR) worked with the research team of CVASU.

Earlier, on Saturday, a confirmed case of Indian Coronavirus strain was detected in Bangladesh, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

"The Indian variant of coronavirus was detected in a sample test at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka. It has been published on Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GSID)," said IEDCR chief scientific officer ASM Alamgir.

Director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) ABM Khurshid Alam also told the media that the Indian variant of Coronavirus has been found in Bangladesh.

The infected patients returned from India. They had been there for treatment, and now they're staying in Jashore," he added.

Professor Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the institution, also confirmed the development at a press conference in the afternoon.

Besides, a research team of Jashore University of Science and Technology detected two confirmed cases of Indian variant in Jashore on Saturday.

India recorded over 400,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday, taking the country's total caseload to over 21.8 million (2.18 crore). With 4,187 new deaths, the toll now stands at over 238,000.

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