The sources mentioned that the suspected sufferers have a journey historical past. 4 of them arrived in Karachi from South Africa, the place the Omicron variant originated, and two others from Britain.
They mentioned that the samples taken from the suspected sufferers have been despatched to a non-public hospital for additional affirmation and the sufferers have been shifted to a quarantine centre.
Pakistan has to date reported one confirmed and 33 suspected instances of Omicron, other than the newest suspected instances from Karachi.
The Aga Khan College Hospital (AKUH), on December 13, had confirmed it had detected Pakistan’s first-ever case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in a affected person — who had no journey historical past — by way of gene-sequencing.
A second case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus had been reported from Karachi, sources inside the Sindh Well being Division had mentioned later within the week.
Furthermore, 32 suspected instances had been reported in Balochistan’s Kalat district throughout a vaccination and diagnostic course of.
The Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), nevertheless, has not but confirmed any instances of the pressure in Kalat.