Pakistan Reports Four Cases of New COVID Variant JN1: Health Ministry Update

pakistan reports four cases of new covid variant jn1 health ministry update

pakistan reports four cases of new covid variant jn1 health ministry update

In a recent update from the Ministry of Health in Pakistan four Cases of a new Covid Variant identified as JN1, a Sub-Variant of Omicron have been Reported. The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health Revealed that all affected individuals Exhibited Mild Symptoms of the new Coronavirus Variant and have Since Recovered Without Complications. The World Health Organization (WHO) has Designated JN.1 as a Variant of interest.

Caretaker Federal Minister for Health, Dr. Nadeem Jan, assured that the government is closely Monitoring the Situation. He Emphasized that order health services National and Provincial health Authorities and Labs are Fully Operational and alert, following instructions from the health minister. International airports have implemented an effective screening system at all entrances and exits.

Dr. Nadeem Jan Highlighted that the Border Health Services Department is implementing Recommendations from the International Health Regulations with Both the Federal and Provincial authorities Remaining Vigilant. He added that 90% of Pakistan’s Population has already been Vaccinated.

Recently the Sindh Health Department Confirmed two Cases of COVID-19 in Passengers arriving at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. These cases are suspected to be of the Highly transmissible JN.1 Variant causing Concern Globally. The Passengers aged between 50 and 60 arrived from Bangkok and Jeddah.

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To address the Emerging Situation the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Decided to Conduct COVID testing for Passengers arriving from abroad. Dr. Nadeem Jan reiterated the Government’s Commitment to Continuous Monitoring due to the Emergence of the JN-1 Subvariant of Omicron in Various Countries.

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In light of these Developments, Citizens are urged to adhere to Preventive Measures, including Mask Usage Maintaining Distance and taking Necessary Precautions to avoid the Spread of Diseases like COVID-19 and flu Especially during the winter Season. The Collective effort Remains Crucial in mitigating the impact of the Evolving Situation.

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