First Omicron case confirmed in Pakistan, suspected cases being monitored
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has confirmed the first case of Omicron in Karachi on Monday.
According to NIH, a citizen has tested positive for the variant of Omicron. The suspected cases are being monitored continuously.
Epidemiologist Dr Rana Jawad has said that in more than seven countries of the world Omicron cases have been confirmed. “Virus like Omicron cannot be stopped. It spreads more rapidly than other variants. Omicron also attacks those people also which already have been affected. Symptoms of Omicron are similar to the first variant. In winter season this virus spreads with more speed. Avoid to go in rush places and use face mask.”
The National Institute of Health, Islamabad has been able to confirm that a recently suspected sample from Karachi is indeed the ‘Omicron variant’ of SARS-CoV2. This is the first confirmed case but continued surveillance of identified samples is in place to identify trends.— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) December 13, 2021
Vaccination has been made mandatory to protect against the severe effects of coronavirus.
In wake of recent confirmation of Omicron in Pakistan, the importance of getting vaccinated to protect from serious effects of existing and new variants is further highlighted. Please get yourself completely vaccinated.— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) December 13, 2021