Two Bangladeshis, who remained in quarantine after returning from India recently were tested positive for Covid-19 in Satkhira.
The duo is kept in quarantine at Nalta Orosh Sharif in Kaliganj upazila.
Satkhira Civil Surgeon Dr Md Husain Safayat said two India returnees were found positive for the deadly virus after testing samples of 100 passengers who were kept in quarantine at Nalta Orosh Sharif.
Hundreds of passengers returned from India on 5 May and 7 May through Benapole port of Jashore, he said adding that among them, 337 commuters were kept in quarantine.
"Earlier, after testing samples of 150 people, 11 India returnees were found Covid-19 positive. All of them are under treatment" Civil Surgeon said he said.
Their samples were tested at the PCR laboratory of Satkhira Medical College, he added.
Though the Bangladesh government closed the border with India for 14 days, starting 26 April amid virus surge, many Bangladeshis were allowed to enter the country, subject to having a Covid-19 negative certificate. They were put in mandatory quarantine. Later on 8 May, the government extended the border closure for another 14 days.
Bangladesh went on high alert after a deadly coronavirus variant, which is ravaging neighbouring India, was found in the country.
On 14 May, the deadly coronavirus variant was reportedly found in two patients in Dhaka North City Corporation's dedicated Covid-19 hospital in the capital.
On 8 May, another six people were diagnosed with the deadly Indian variant of Covid-19 in Jashore, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
They all returned home from the neighbouring country in recent time.
According to the health authorities, the Indian Covid variant is highly contagious. The infected persons may already have infected those who came in contact with them. If the pandemic guidelines are not followed, the variant can spread among the masses.
India's second wave has hit the country with such ferocity that hospitals are running out of oxygen, beds, and antiviral drugs. Many patients are being turned away due to lack of space for them.