Pakistan has detected its first case of the Omicronsub-variant, the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, reported on Monday, as the public gets back to routine life after Eidul Fitr fests without COVID-19 restrictions for the first time in two times, Geo News reported.
A statement issued by the NIH on Twitter said it detected a case of Omicronsub-variant BA.2.12.1 through genome sequencing. It said that the newsub-variant is causing an adding number of Covid cases in different countries.
The NIH advised people to take the stylish preventative measure to avoid contracting the contagion.
“We explosively recommend getting vaccinated and all those due for boosters must get the shots incontinently,”the NIH said.
Director General for Health, Rana Muhammad Safdar, told Geo TV that the Omicronsub-variant BA.2.12.1 was detected in a rubberneck who had returned from Qatar.
Stating that thissub-variant is seen in the recent shaft in cases in the US, Safdar said,”The complaint inflexibility and hospitalisation remain the same as Omicron but data is limited as of now.”
Pakistan reported 64 new Covid-19 cases overnight, sanctioned data issued by the NIH showed on Monday. With the fresh cases, the positivity rate stood at0.49 per cent. Still, no deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.
Pakistanis have more or less not been following any Covid related standard operating procedures since March 31, when the government scrapped all coronavirus restrictions across the country, Geo News reported.