Thursday, January 20, 2022

No Omicron case confirmed in Pakistan: NIH

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ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has said no case of Omicron, the new variant of coronavirus, has been confirmed in Pakistan as yet.

Responding to media reports of a “suspected case” of Omicron variant reported in a female patient, the NIH clarified, “the sample is not yet confirmed to be Omicron via whole genome sequencing, which is to be performed after obtaining the sample.”

Earlier today, the Sindh Health Department said that a female patient with a travel history has been diagnosed with the Omicron variant at a private hospital in Karachi.

Also Read: Omicron reported in 57 countries, hospitalizations set to rise: WHO

It said officials are trying to find out her travel history and contacts. The woman has been discharged from hospital and is isolating at her home.

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