Brazilian, South African variants found in Pakistan, says Sindh minister

By: News Desk      Published: 04:11 PM, 30 Apr, 2021
Brazilian, South African variants found in Pakistan, says Sindh minister
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The Sindh health minister has said that Brazilian and South African variants of coronavirus have been detected in Pakistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuhu said the samples report dispatched by Aga Khan University on Friday confirmed the presence of African and Brazilian variants in the samples.

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The minister cautioned no vaccines are effective against these two variants that’s why people should strictly follow the corona protocols.

She said that samples of 22 people who came from abroad were sent for lab test and UK variant was found in 18 out of these 22 samples. She said B115 was also found in two cases. 

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The minister feared that virus could spread quickly in the province. 

Pakistan is in the grip of raging cases of coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases is 820,823 and fatalities 17,811. The current positivity ratio is 10.4%.