MANSEHRA: The first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant has been reported in Mansehra that led the administration to immediately quarantine the patient and area.
The spokesperson of the KP health department confirmed that the first case of the Omicron variant was reported in Mansehra. The infected person is a resident of Rawalpindi who has been quarantined in the area, the spokesperson added.
The provincial health authorities deputy additional teams for contact tracing in the area besides constituting special teams for expediting COVID-19 vaccination.
On January 4, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had extended the health emergency across the province for three months amid the fifth wave of the COVID-19.
According to the notification issued by the provincial government, the health emergency has been extended after an increasing number of Omicron strain cases of the COVID-19.
As per the notification, the emergency will remain enforced till March 31. Cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus are on the rise in the country.