Covid-19: Pakistan detects first Omicron case, says health ministry official – Khaleej Times

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The spokesperson in Sindh said the infection was found in an unvaccinated patient.

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Published: Thu 9 Dec 2021, 9:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 9 Dec 2021, 9:26 AM

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 travelled abroad, said the official, who gave no details of the location, but added that contact tracing was underway

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