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NTAC recommends booster dose for above 60 citizens, frontliners

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The National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 recommended booster shots to the citizens above 60 and frontliners.

The senior citizens and frontliners who got the two doses of vaccine six months ago will get the booster dose, the NTAC recommended at a meeting on Sunday.

The committee also expressed deep concern over the emergence of the new coronavirus variant ‘Omicron’.

It also suggested all to take steps to limit public gatherings, meetings and rallies to contain the spread of Omicron.

In emergency cases, the committee said, online meetings could be arranged instead of in-presence meetings.

The committee also recommended strengthening screening, quarantine and isolation at all entry points of the country.

Bangladesh on Saturday reported the first two cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus.

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