The alarming Coronavirus transmission surge in the country may get worse after Eid-ul-Fitr, warned Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) spokesman Nazmul Islam on Sunday.
In a regular bulletin, Nazmul Islam said, although the new variant has been detected in the country, medical services and management strategies remain the same.
"The Indian variant was found today, tomorrow another new variant will emerge if we fail to break the chain of rising new variants," he said.
The number of patients will not go down as medical services including equipment and manpower are not unlimited in the country," he said.
The infection rate remained below 10 per cent for the past few days which has shown a ray of hope but there is no scope for being satisfied, he stated.
Centering the Eid vacation, people are rushing to leave the capital for their ancestral homes all across the country, which may radically spread the virus.
The current Covid-19 situation may turn grim after Eid if the lockdown is relaxed, he suspected.
It's just five days till Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival in the country, and people are rushing out of the capital like every other year to celebrate the holidays with family.
However, the situation is different since last year as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the world, specially countries in South Asia of late.
In order to stop the deadly second wave of coronavirus and its new variant from spreading, the government has deployed Border Guard Bangladesh on the Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Banglabazar routes in Manikganj and Munshiganj from early Sunday to stop the mad rush of homebound people.
Earlier, the government enforced the lockdown from April 6, which was later extended in several phases in the face of a surge in Covid-19 infections in the country.
Lastly, the lockdown was extended until 16 May as the second of the pandemic wave hit the country.
But the movement of all kinds of long-haul public transport is to remain suspended ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. Launch and train services will also remain suspended at this time.
But, the government allowed resumption of public transport inside cities and intra-districts from 6 May.