Pakistan detects the first case of Indian Covid-19 Variant

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Pakistan detects the first case of Indian Covid-19 Variant
Pakistan detects the first case of Indian Covid-19 Variant
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The National Institute of Health ( NIH ) on Friday confirmed the first case of the more contagious COVID-19 variant first discovered in India.

The NIH spokesman said that Indian strain was found in samples the NIH received for testing. The NIH also confirmed seven cases of South African Covid -19 variant detected in Pakistan in the ongoing month.

The spokesperson said they were continuously monitoring different Covid variants and have initiated contact tracing of the patients infected with Indian and South African variants. Stressing that following SOPs is the first line of defense, the NIH spokesperson urged people to adhere to health guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing, to keep the deadly disease at bay.

Earlier, Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuhu said in a video message had that at least 10 British, two South African, and one Brazilian virus variants have been detected in Karachi.

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