Saturday, October 1, 2022

South African, Brazilian's Corona's variants detected in Pakistan: Sindh health minister

South African, Brazilian's Corona's variants detected in Pakistan: Sindh health minister

KARACHI (92 News) – Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho has confirmed that the samples of Covid-19’s South African and Brazilian variants have been detected in Pakistan.

Confirming the reports while during in a video message, she said that 13 samples were examined at the Aga Khan University, of which 10 were confirmed to have British variants, two were South African and one was Brazilian variant.

The provincial health minister said that the Brazilian and South African strains of the virus have a higher mortality rate and the effect of the vaccine on them is not significant, which means if one gets infected with the Brazilian or South African strains of the virus, they could fall very ill despite being vaccinated," she said.

She appealed to the public to refrain from attending house parties and advised against doing Eid shopping this year.