Balochistan on Tuesday reported 30 suspected cases of Omicron variant.
According to the Covid cell in charge, Dr. Naqeebullah Niazi, samples of the suspected patients are being sent to the National Institute of Heart Diseases (NIHD), Islamabad.
The suspected Omicron cases emerged in Kalat within two days, he said, adding that the provincial health department has also written a letter to the district health officer in Kalat to immediately quarantine the suspected patients.
Furthermore, the provincial health department has also directed all doctors in the province to observe additional care in wake of the Omicron cases.
On the other hand, the provincial government has imposed a 15-day lockdown in the Kech district amid a surge in COVID cases.
All shops and markets, except for essential services, will remain closed in the district, as per the official notification.
All private schools, institutions, parks, and inter-provincial bus services, will remain closed while only takeaway at hotels, restaurants will continue to function during the lockdown.