Karachi reports six more cases of Covid-19 JN.1 variant

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KARACHI: Six passengers who arrived at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi coming from abroad tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant “JN.1 Omicron”, ARY News reported on Sunday.

According to Sindh Health Department, the rapid antigen tests of six passengers conducted at Jinnah International Airport came back positive.

The six passengers found positive for JN.1 variant, currently a cause of concern in several countries, are residents of Swat, Mirpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Charsadda and Jacobabad.

The health department said that the affected passengers were tested for possible symptoms of Covid-19.

Related: Three more cases of Covid-19 JN.1 variant reported in Karachi

The number of JN.1 variant cases in Karachi has now risen to 15 after the detection of fresh patients.

Earlier, Sindh Health Department confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in passengers who had arrived at Karachi s Jinnah Inter­national Airport.

The health officials suspect the cases to be of the highly transmissible JN.1 variant, which is currently a cause of concern across the world.

It is pertinent to mention here that the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) decided to conduct COVID testing of passengers coming from abroad.The NCOC meeting discussed the situation in the country about the new variant of Covid JN-1.

The forum okayed COVID testing at the airports and borders.Meanwhile, caretaker federal Minister for Health Dr Nadeem Jan said that the government is continuously monitoring the situation as this subvirus of Omicron was found in some countries.

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