The National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed the presence of Covid-19’s new sub-variant in the country.
A Sub-variant of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, XBB, has been present in the country for the last three months, NIH said in a statement. The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) monitoring the covid-19 situation in the country, NIH stated.
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Member Sindh Covid Taskforce Dr. Faisal Mahmood yesterday urged people to wear facemasks and avoid public gatherings after the detection of a new variant of Covid-19 in Karachi.
While confirming the detection of cases of the new Covid variant in Karachi, Dr. Faisal Mahmood said that the number of Covid patients infected with the new variant coming to hospitals is low.
He advised people to get checked by doctors in case of illness. The people who are ill, have been advised to use facemasks and asked to avoid visiting public places and also to quarantine in case of covid symptoms.
The Sindh Health Department had earlier confirmed the presence of XBB and XBB-1 sub-variants of the Omicron variant in Karachi.
Remember that Karachi detected six new cases of the Covid-19 variant, the health department said in a statement. It confirmed that Pakistan has been still safe from the highly infectious covid sub-variant variant BF-7.
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