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Islamabad confirms the first Omicron virus case: DHO



Islamabad confirms the first Omicron virus case: DHO
Islamabad confirms the first Omicron virus case: DHO —

Islamabad District Health Officer Dr Zaeem Zia confirmed the first case of the new COVID-19 strain, Omicron virus, on Saturday.

Dr Zia reports that the patient has no prior international travel history; nonetheless, the patient just visited Karachi.

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According to reports, the patient is in good health and is experiencing just minimal symptoms. The sources stated that contact tracing is currently being conducted to detect further cases.

According to the DHO, healthcare personnel are prepared to deal with the Omicron variant.


He encouraged residents to be cautious and to get vaccinated.

Citizens who are eligible for the booster shot, according to Dr Zia, should receive one.

It is worth noting that six additional Omicron cases were recorded in Karachi yesterday, bringing the city’s total to eight.

The records indicate that the suspected patients have a travel history.

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Four of them originated in South Africa, where the Omicron variety was initially discovered, while the remaining two originated in the United Kingdom.

They added that samples from the suspected patients had been submitted to a private hospital for confirmation and that the patients had been transferred to a quarantine facility.