Karachi: Another case of Omicron has come to light in Quaid-e-Azam city but the patient escaped from quarantine. According to health department sources, the 35-year-old man reached Karachi from UK. In random checking, the person concerned was first confirmed as Corona and later after genome sequencing, Omicron was confirmed. However, the person concerned escaped from the hotel quarantine.
Health department sources said that it was the responsibility of the Home Department, police and the concerned DC to provide security on the quarantine while 19 people were still in quarantine in the private hotel and security has not been provided yet. According to health sources, the government of Pakistan has imposed a travel ban on Category C and Omekron countries, but the UK does not fall into Category C.
It may be recalled that a few days ago, the first case of new variant of Corona virus, Omekron, came to light in Pakistan while the suspected Omekron case reported in Karachi was also confirmed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).