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Pakistan: 18 fresh Omicron cases detected in Islamabad Omicron

Pakistan: 18 fresh Omicron cases detected in Islamabad

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Jan 2022, 09:30 am

Islamabad: Pakistan's Islamabad city is witnessing a rise in Omicron cases as 18 new instances were detected in recent times, media reports said on Monday.

According to a report by Geo News, following the detection of the new Omicron cases, the tally of cases has risen from 66 to 84 in Islamabad.

The DHO said that samples of the affected patients are being sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, to conduct the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), a technique for DNA sequencing of the virus, the news channel reported.

"[In light of the current situation], everyone must get their vaccination done as soon as possible," Dr Zaeem was quoted as saying by the newspaper.