(CTN News) – The Punjab health ministry has appointed a committee to study the new Covid-19 variant called “JN.1 Omicron”.
This notification states that the committee formed to analyze the new Covid-19 variant “JN.1 Omicron” will submit recommendations to the Punjab government for consideration in accordance with the notification.
According to the notification, the committee will investigate the diagnoses of the new COVID variant based on old test kits as well as the number of people infected with the deadly virus.
There were six passengers who arrived at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi yesterday who tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant called “JN.1 Omicron”.
At Jinnah International Airport, six passengers were found to have positive rapid antigen tests, according to the Sindh Health Department.
Six passengers were found to be positive for the JN.1 variant, which is currently causing concern in several countries. The passengers were residents of Swat, Mirpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Charsadda, and Jacobabad.
There was a test conducted by the health department on the affected passengers to determine whether they had Covid-19 symptoms.
With the new cases of the JN.1 variant being discovered in Karachi, the number of cases has increased from 15 to 20 as a result of the discovery of new cases.
There is merit in mentioning that the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has decided to conduct COVID tests on foreign passengers. The NCOC meeting discussed the current situation regarding JN-1 in the country.
A number of airports and border crossing points have been approved for COVID testing. In the meantime, Dr Nadeem Jan, the caretaker federal health minister, has stated that the government is closely monitoring the situation as this subvirus of Omicron has been detected in a wide range of countries.