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India returnee couple tests positive following institutional quarantine

Published : Monday, 17 May, 2021 at 7:58 PM  Count : 237

India returnee couple tests positive following institutional quarantine
A Jashore couple who recently completed institutional quarantine after returning from India has tested positive for Covid-19 today.

They were immediately shifted to the 250 bed Jashore General Hospital designated to treat Covid-19 patients from their home  through an ambulance.

They are : Razib Shaha, 35 and Sushmita Shaha, 24.

Razu Biswash, manager of the local Magpie Hotel told UNB that the couple signed out from their institution on May 13 after completing a 14 day mandatory quarantine.

They returned from India on April 29, he added.

Civil Surgeon of Jashore Sheikh Abu Shahin confirmed the development to UNB.

He said that the India returnees are now required to undergo Covid-19  tests after completing their institutional quarantine.

They can only be released after the result of their test comes out to be negative, he added.

This decision was implemented from May 14, a day after the couple who tested positive at their home got released .

Earlier today, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said that the highly contagious Indian variant of coronavirus did not spread much in Bangladesh.

“This (Indian) variant has been found in a small number of patients in Bangladesh. It could not spread much as the border with the neighbouring country was closed in time," he said.

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