Sindh reports another case of Indian variant

By: News Desk      Published: 01:21 PM, 1 Jun, 2021
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Another case of the Indian coronavirus variant has been reported in Karachi taking the total count of the Indian variant cases up to five, reported 24 NewsHD TV channel.

Sindh Health Secretary Kazim Jatoi on Tuesday confirmed the existence of five cases in the province infected by the Indian variant. He informed that four cases belonged to Karachi and one belonged to Ghotki.

He said three Iraq returnees and one Muscat returnee had brought the Indian variant in Sindh. He said the provincial government was following the trace and track policy to halt its spread. 

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The government has increased security outside the houses of the infected persons as the transmissibility of the Indian variant is very swift. It has already wreaked havoc in the neighbouring country which is still reeling from its deadly onslaught. The Indian variant is considered the most deadly and fast-spreading virus so far.

The Sindh health department traced the new case of the Indian variant through tracking the contacts of an Iraq-returned Pakistani man who was tested positive during an airport rapid checking test. 

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Yesterday, four cases infected by Indian variant came from abroad and their positivity was detected at the airport. One such case has turned negative now. 

The Sindh government has increased security outside the houses of these infected persons in a bid to stem the spread of the most dreaded mutation of the coronavirus.

 

Reporter Kifayat Ali Shah