The South African and Brazilian variants of the novel coronavirus disease have been found in Sindh.
The confirmation comes from Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho.
In a video message shared on social media, Dr. Pechuho informed that the South African and Brazilian variants of COVID-19 have been found in samples taken by the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH).
The provincial health minister shared that the AKUH collected 13 samples to perform a genomic study confirming the variants of the virus.
According to her out of these samples, 10 were of the UK variant, two of the South African variant while the other was found to be of the Brazilian variant.
Dr. Pechuho warned that if we do not take the required precautions, we could face a situation like that of India.
She added that we should adopt a “pro-active approach”, because if the situation aggravates, “there is no way to stop it”.
Minister for Health & Population Welfare, Dr. @AzraPechuho strongly recommends avoiding crowds & even small social gatherings, as well as travelling unnecessarily. If we dont enforce & follow these protocols we will face a humanitarian crises not unlike that in India #SindhHealth pic.twitter.com/I4ZC2ylqDB— Health and Population Welfare Department, Sindh (@SindhHealthDpt) April 30, 2021
Pakistan on Saturday has reported 146 COVID-19 related deaths and 4,696 new positive cases
According to the statistics shared by the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC), during the past 24 hours, 48,740 tests were conducted across the country.
While the nationwide coronavirus positivity rate stands at 9.63%.
Statistics 1 May 21:— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) May 1, 2021
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 48,740
Positive Cases: 4696
Positivity % : 9.63%
Deaths : 146
On the other hand, coronavirus vaccination will continue on May 1 as centers will remain open amid Labours Day,
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan in a tweet said, “In view of the need to continue our vaccine drive, Covid vaccine centers will be open on May 1.”
In view of the need to continue our vaccine drive, Covid vaccine centers will be open on May 1— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) April 30, 2021