DNCC Covid-19 Hospital Director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin has said that it is still not clear whether two coronavirus patients, who returned from India, are carrying Indian variants or not.
"The samples of the patients have been sent to Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) for further test," he said in a briefing on Sunday.
Their physical condition is normal, they are now undergoing treatment at DNCC Hospital.
He said, "The patients have been kept in isolation. They don't need oxygen support yet."
"Their genome has been sent for sequencing. If they are identified with Indian variant, further information will be provided by Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS)," Nasir Uddin added.
"People have carelessly made Eid journey and now returning Dhaka defying hygiene rules, which can increase the number of coronavirus patients. We all need to be aware of coronavirus, wear masks and follow other health rules. The situation could be dire if the Indian variant spreads," he further added.
Earlier on 14 May, two patients of DNCC Covid-19 hospital were found positive with Covid-19.