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Pakistan detects first case of Indian COVID-19 variant

The first case of the so-called Indian coronavirus variant has been detected in Sindh, provincial minister for health Dr Azra Pechuho confirmed on Friday.

In this regard, the NIH spokesman said that Indian strain was found in samples the NIH received for testing. The NIH also confirmed seven cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Pakistan in the ongoing month.

The spokesperson further said they were continuously monitoring different Covid variants and have initiated contact tracing of the patients infected with Indian and South African variants.

The spokesperson asked people to adhere to health guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing, to keep the deadly disease at bay.

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