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Balochistan reports 30 suspected cases of Omicron variant

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.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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