DGHS calls for wearing masks again as COVID new variant rises in many countries

  • January 14, 2024

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has told people to wear masks as a safety measure because a new type of COVID-19 called JN.1 has been spreading in many countries around the world.

The news statement says that infections with the new Covid-19 variant JN.1 have become more common in several countries. As a safety measure, masks should be worn in high-risk places like hospitals and medical centers, and people who don’t have strong immune systems should also wear them.

The fourth dose of the vaccine should also be given to people who are at a high risk. The DGHS says that Covid-19 tests should only be done if symptoms or signs of Covid-19 are present during surgery or another medical procedure. These ideas were put forward after the group met on January 4.

Source: Dhaka Tribune