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Coronavirus: South African variant dominant in country

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Published: 10:10, 8 April 2021   Update: 10:17, 8 April 2021
Coronavirus: South African variant dominant in country

The South African variant of Covid-19 is dominant in Bangladesh.

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)  revealed this information on Wednesday night.

“A dramatic change in the distribution of variants was observed when the South African variant appeared. It became the most prevalent variant during the third week of March 2021 after replacing all other variants,” said the study published at the icddr,b.

Between March 18 and 24, we have analysed the genomic sequence of around 57 samples of Covid-19 positive patients. Of those, 46 or more than 80 percent were found to have been infected with the same South African variant, icddr,b said.

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