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Karachi confirms two new cases of covid JN-1 variant

17 passengers tested positive for the rapid antigen test, says health department

Sindh’s health department has confirmed that two new cases of a variant of COVID-19, have been detected in passengers who arrived in Karachi from Jeddah.

A 28-year-old resident of Faisalabad and a 25-year-old resident of Malakand were tested due to the presence of symptoms of COVID-19 at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.

The spokesperson for the health department said that 17 passengers tested positive for the rapid antigen test so far, of which 15 PCRs were reported positive, including four reports from yesterday that were received today (Tuesday).

Moreover, he added that Sindh reported 7 positive cases of JN1. Two of them came from foreign countries. All were advised to quarantine themselves at home.

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While expersts it is not as powerful as previous variants of COVID-19, the Sindh health department issued directions to all DHOs and THQs to exercise caution with the virus.

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