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Pakistan: Karachi reports second Omicron case, patient escapes quarantine centre Pakistan Omicron
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Pakistan: Karachi reports second Omicron case, patient escapes quarantine centre

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Dec 2021, 06:09 pm

Karachi: Pakistan city of Karachi has recorded its second case of an Omicron infected patient, media reports said on Friday.

Sources privy to the matter told Geo News that the 35-year-old infected individual travelled to Karachi from Britain and first tested positive for coronavirus in random checking.

The Omicron infection was confirmed in the affected person later through genome sequencing, the source told the news channel.

In a strange twist of events, however, the sources said that the infected person escaped from the quarantine centre after being shifted to a private hotel on Shahrae Faisal from the airport.

The home department, police and relevant deputy commissioner are responsible for providing security at the quarantine centres, the source said, adding that another 19 people are currently quarantined at the hotel, but the authorities concerned haven't provided security as yet.

They said that 38 people have managed to flee quarantine due to the absence of security. Five out of the 19 people have to undergo genome sequencing, they added.

The Omicron variant has caused concern across the globe since its detection last month in South Africa.