Pakistan has detected its first case of Omicron sub-variant, the National Institute of Health (NIH) announced.

“NIH has detected the first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1. This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries.”

NIC also advised citizens to take preventive measures.

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“The best preventive measure (besides mask-wearing at crowded places) is Covid-19 vaccination. We strongly recommended getting vaccinated and all those due for boosters must get the shots immediately.”

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