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Another person contracts Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Karachi: report

Another person has reportedly tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to a report on

As per the report, the patient is a 35-year-old person who arrived from Britain to Karachi. At first, the individual tested positive for coronavirus but later, however, authorities carried out a genome sequencing test that revealed the person had contracted the Omicron variant of the virus through genome sequencing.

In a strange twist of events, however, the sources said that the infected person escaped from the quarantine centre after being shifted to a private hotel on Shahrae Faisal from the airport.

The home department, police and relevant deputy commissioner are responsible for providing security at the quarantine centres, the source said, adding that another 19 people are currently quarantined at the hotel, but the authorities concerned haven’t provided security as yet.

They said that 38 people have managed to flee quarantine due to the absence of security. Five out of the 19 people have to undergo genome sequencing, they added.

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