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Pakistan reports first Omicron sub-variant case

Pakistan reports first Omicron sub-variant case

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has detected the first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 in Pakistan. According to NIH’s spokesperson, this new sub-variant is causing increasing number of cases in different countries. He said that the best preventive measure “besides mask-wearing at crowded places, is COVID-19 vaccination.” He added, …

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Omicron sub-variant found in 57 countries

Omicron variant

A sub-variant of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus strain, which some studies indicate could be even more infectious than the original version, has been detected in 57 countries, the WHO said Tuesday. ( Also Check – NCOC launches door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination campaign ) The fast-spreading and heavily mutated Omicron variant …

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Omicron’s positivity ratio high in children

Ministers urge parents to send children back to schools with face masks

The omicron’s positivity ratio was very high in children, said National Institute of Health (NIH)’s focal person on infectious diseases, Dr Mumtaz Ali Khan. He said mostly children below the age of 12 years were severely affected by this viral infection. “This is the main reason behind the closure of …

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NCOC issues guidelines to tackle Omicron rising trend

Sindh govt closes recreational places, indoor dining, schools due to surge in Covid cases

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Wednesday issued guidelines for various sectors to tackle the rising trend of new coronavirus variant of Omicron.  The NCOC session, chaired by Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and co-chaired by National Coordinator Major Gen Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, took …

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Omicron variant can have lethal affect on unvaccinated people

Omicron variant Affect on unvaccinated people

Chairman of Pakistan Science and Technology Task Force, Prof Dr. Ata ur Rehman on Friday warned about Omicron variant Affect on unvaccinated people he says that Omicron variant could have a lethal effect on unvaccinated people. In an interview with a news channel program, he said unvaccinated population should immediately …

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Omicron is less severe but still threat to health systems

First Omicron case detected in Japan

Omicron is causing record numbers of cases around the world, and though it causes less severe Covid-19 experts warn this wave still threatens to overwhelm health systems. Nose and throat, not lungs Six weeks after it was first sequenced in southern Africa Omicron cases are smashing infection records with average …

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Spread of Omicron virus imminent in country: Asad Umar

Pakistan wide lockdown extended till 14th April 2020

Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Wednesday said that like in other parts of the world, the new variant of COVID-19 named Omicron in Pakistan spreading rapidly and feared that the virus would spread even more quickly in days to come. The minster said vaccination and following …

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Government of Sindh is considering to close Educational Institutions in Karachi

Schools to be closed in most cities of Punjab for 2 weeks

The total number of Omicron cases in Karachi jumped to 101 on Tuesday, prompting authorities to mull closing educational institutions. The highest number of Omicron cases were reported from Karachi’s Districts South (39) and East (23), the Sindh health department said. The department said 47 individuals are suspected to be …

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Vaccination against coronavirus vital to defeat expected Omicron variant spread

Omicron variant Affect on unvaccinated people

No case of the latest variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, has been reported so far in the Rawalpindi district, but there was a need to continue observing corona SOPs control the spread of this fatal disease. District Health Officer Dr Ehsan Ghani said that according to initial reports, the symptoms …

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NCOC urge masses to get fully vaccinated to prevent from Omicron variant

NCOC Covid-19 Update 1st Nov

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) morning session on Monday discussed the epidemic curve chart data, national vaccine strategy and disease prevalence across the country. The forum agreed upon taking strict measures regarding obligatory vaccination regime. NCOC reviewed province wise vaccination targets and efforts to achieve the set vaccination …

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