Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the quick restoration of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), after Pakistan reported its first case of the Omicron sub-variant. In keeping with the small print, the premier has requested the well being ministry for up to date report on the present state of affairs of the sub-variant’s unfold throughout the nation.
The primary case of the Omicron sub-variant was detected in Pakistan yesterday (Might 9, 2022). “This new sub-variant is inflicting growing variety of instances in several international locations.” stated NIH Pakistan on Twitter. “The most effective preventative measures (in addition to mask-wearing at crowded locations) is COVID-19 vaccination.” it added.
The most effective safety measure (in addition to mask-wearing at crowded locations) is COVID-19 vaccination. We strongly advisable getting vaccinated and all these due for boosters should get the pictures instantly.
— NIH Pakistan (@NIH_Pakistan) Might 9, 2022
In keeping with the small print, the Omicron subtype is extremely infectious, extra so than its predecessor. The sub-variant, which is named BA.2.12.1, is reportedly 30% extra transmissible than the earlier Omicron iterations. In the US, the brand new sub-variant was present in 36% of the samples sequenced within the final week of April, up from 0.2% in late February.
Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless unclear if this new Omicron sub-variant is kind of lethal than the unique Omicron and Delta.
As a preventative measure, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the quick restoration of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).