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Pakistan detects first Omicron case – health ministry official

/ 03:29 PM December 09, 2021
Pakistan detects first Omicron case – health ministry official

FILE PHOTO: Residents line up to receive a vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination facility in Karachi, Pakistan August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

KARACHI Authorities in Pakistan have detected the first case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in the South Asian nation, a provincial health ministry official told Reuters on Thursday.

The spokesperson in the southern province of Sindh said the infection was found in an unvaccinated patient being treated at a private hospital in Pakistan’s most populous city of Karachi.

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The patient had traveled abroad, said the official, who gave no details of the location, but added that contact tracing was underway.

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