Bangladesh has, so far, reported six cases of the new Covid-19 variant having similarities to the one detected in the UK.
ASM Alamgir, chief scientific officer of the IEDCR, confirmed the matter on Wednesday.
He said, six persons have, so far, tested positive for the new strains of the coronavirus and the vaccine is working on these properly.
“The new variant transmits more quickly than other strains. Bangladesh is observing it. But, the UK variant has no impact on the increase of the virus cases,” he added.
Earlier on December 24, 2020, Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) informed a new strain of coronavirus detected in Bangladesh in early November which has similarities to the new variant of the virus found in the UK.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18, 2020.