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50% COVID-19 cases in Sindh are Omicron variant

KARACHI: The Sindh government has said that the prevalence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has reached up to 50% in the province especially in Karachi. Sindh Task Force on coronavirus confirmed that the fifth wave of COVID-19 has

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200mn as Delta variant spreads

GENEVA Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million, as the more infectious Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strains healthcare systems. The global surge in cases is highlighting the widening gap in inoculation rates between wealthy and poor

What is the Lambda variant of coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has mutated multiple times ever since the pandemic began with some strains being more infectious and deadlier than others. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified four of those mutations as variants of concern: Alpha, Beta,

How effective are vaccines against the Delta variant?

The number of coronavirus cases are rising once again across the country. The spread is due to the presence of the Delta variant, a strain of the coronavirus first detected in India. There are at least 35 confirmed cases of

Sindh minister raises alarm over ‘fourth wave’ amid Delta variant

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho has raised concerns that the country might face a fourth wave of coronavirus due to emerging COVID-19 variants. “There is a fear of fourth wave,” said a statement

What is the new ‘Nepal variant’ of COVID-19?

The United Kingdom has suspended travel from Portugal by saying the threat of the new Nepal variant of the coronavirus is behind their decision. What is the new variant and should we be concerned? What is the new variant? The

NCOC confirms two cases of UK COVID-19 variant in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on COVID-19 has confirmed that two new cases of the highly contagious coronavirus variant that first emerged in the United Kingdom have been detected in Pakistan. The National Institute of Health (NIH)

New coronavirus variant confirmed in three UK returnees

KARACHI: The new strain of coronavirus linked to a rapid rise in infections in Britain has been detected in three citizens who returned from the United Kingdom. The Sindh Health Department confirmed the sample of three UK returnees shows a