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NCOC, NIH rule out Covid19 new sub-variant presence in pakistan, XBB was reported three months ago

NCOC, NIH Rule Out Covid19 New Sub-Variant Presence In Pakistan, XBB Was Reported Three Months Ago:

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center and National Institute of Health today ruled out the presence of Covid-19 new subvariant in Pakistan.

The NCOC and NIH also pointed out that the XBB Omicron sub-variant was already the dominant variant in the past three months in Pakistan and it was not a new sub-variant of the Covid19.

In a statement issued today, Islamabad-based NIH said it was closely monitoring the situation of the disease outbreak.

The NCOC and NIH today issued a joint statement after Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) claimed the detection of new sub-variant XBB.

According to NCOC, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a meeting on Tuesday to review the latest Covid situation in Pakistan.

The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) admitted that the POC holders are very much Pakistanis and decided to address the issue at the earliest. — Reuters/File

On Dec 9, 2021, for the first time Pakistan detected the presence of Omicron in a female patient.

Meanwhile, on Dec 21, the Punjab Health Department also reported the presence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the province.

According to NCOC, till Jan 4, 2023, 32 Omicron cases have been reported in Balochistan’s Kalat area.

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