Thursday, September 28

Omicron causes havoc in Islamabad as 18 cases emerge


Eighteen more cases of new COVID-19 strain “Omicron” have been accounted for in the government capital, the District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Zaeem Zia has affirmed.

As indicated by sources, following the location of the new Omicron cases, the count of cases has ascended from 66 to 84 in Islamabad.

The DHO said that examples of the impacted patients are being shipped off the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, to direct the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), a strategy for DNA sequencing of the infection.

He cautioned with regards to the spread of the new COVID-19 strain and said following the worldwide pandemic, there is a risk of the further spread of Omicron in Islamabad.

“[In light of the current situation], everybody should finish their inoculation quickly,” Dr. Zaeem asked.

It is appropriate to make reference to that the principal instance of the new COVID-19 strain Omicron case was accounted for in Pakistan on December 9, while the primary case was distinguished in the government capital on December 25.

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