Director General of the Department of Health said that the new variant of the coronavirus spreads very quickly. Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam. However, the risk of death in this variant is less. At the same time, he said that the vaccines used in the country are effective against infection. He gave this information in a press conference organized in the meeting room of the Ministry of Health on Friday 2 February).
Advising to follow hygiene rules, he said, the amount of dust, sand and dirt in our air is not very pleasant. We ask to wear masks. Normally we ask to wear a mask. Even in this situation, I am asking you to follow the hygiene rules. We have vaccines for doctors and health workers on the front lines. I asked them to get vaccinated.
Earlier on January 18, the government’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said that a new type of coronavirus, JN.1, has been detected in Bangladesh. So far five people have tested positive for the JN.1 subtype.
A few days ago, the World Health Organization said that this new strain has a tendency to spread very quickly. However, the severity of disease symptoms is less.
The first coronavirus was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. Then the virus spread to more than two hundred countries and regions of the world. There are many types and forms of the virus that is raging around the world and infecting people. One came with more power than the other. Many people died.
For more than two years, the corona infection has decreased a lot. Due to the small number of people affected, people have almost forgotten about Corona. But suddenly, a strain called JN.1 of Covid-19 is spreading panic again.
The type of corona JN.1, which was detected in the United States in September last year, has already been detected in more than half a hundred countries. Especially in the neighboring country India, this type of corona has spread more fear. Scientists say that a micron type of corona was a type called BA2.86. And from there came the JN.1 model.