PAKISTAN NEWS: The first confirmed case of a new Covid-19 version has been found in Pakistan

The Sindh health department said samples of 12 returnees were taken for genotyping, six of which were found to be infected.

Pakistan on Tuesday confirmed its first case of a new species of coronavirus found in the UK after identifying a fast-spreading species in three samples taken from passengers returning from Britain.

The Sindh health department said samples of 12 returnees were taken for genotyping, six of which were found to be infected.

“Samples of three people returning from the UK show 95 percent similarity to a new type of coronavirus from the UK in the first phase of genotyping,” the tweet said.

The Department of Health said the provincial government was tracking the contacts of these patients, and all those who came in contact with them were isolated.

The new variance is considered to be 70 percent of transfers and has caused worldwide concern.

The development comes as Pakistan extends the UK airline’s ban until January 4. The ban was announced on December 21. Several countries have closed their borders with the UK and suspended flights amid growing growing “out of control” concerns the new fast-breaking coronavirus is spreading rapidly. in parts of England.

The new variant is said to be 70 percent contagious, although health experts say there is no evidence that it is more deadly or will react differently to vaccines.

Meanwhile, 63 other people have died in Pakistan in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll from Covid-19 to 9 992. A further 2,259 patients were in critical condition, according to the National Department of Health.

The total number of Covid-19 infections has reached 475,085 after the discovery of 1,776 new cases nationwide. A total of 425,494 people have recovered, he said.

Authorities conducted 30,666 tests in the last 24 hours, registering a positive recovery rate of 5.44 percent.

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