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28 UK returnees test positive for Covid-19 in Sylhe

Some 28 passengers, who were quarantined after returning from UK recently, tested positive for Covid-19.

They have been admitted to a hospital in Khadimpara area of Sylhet Sadar Upazila under government supervision, said Sylhet Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy-Commissioner BM Ashraf Ullah through a press release on Monday night.

According to the release, a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 157 passengers from London landed in Sylhet’s Osmani International Airport on January 21.

They were put under mandatory four-day institutional quarantine at different hotels as per health guidelines of the Health Ministry.

Upon completion of their quarantine, their samples were sent for Covid-19 PCR tests on Sunday and 28 of them tested positive, the release added.

Following the spread of new Covid-19 variant in the UK, Bangladesh government introduced a 14-day mandatory quarantine for UK returnees. Later quarantine period was reduced to 4-day.

BDST

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