According to the sources, The airport authorities have decided to start special screening of passengers from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries as the Omicron Variant BA.2.12 emerged in the country.
As per details, The airport authorities said that the screening process of the passengers has started from 12:00 midnight at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi airports.
The authorities said that during the initial phase 10 to 15 passengers of smaller planes will undergo the Omicron variant’s screening, In the next phase, 15 to 20 passengers will undergo RAT tests for the screening of Omicron Variant BA.2.12.
The special arrangements for the screening of travellers will be continued till the next guidelines from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
It must be noted that the National Institute of Health (NIH) in a statement on May 9 said that Pakistan had reported the country’s first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1.
The NIH had said in a Tweet stated that “NIH has detected the first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1. This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries,”
The health body had advised people to take the best preventive measure to avoid contracting the virus, which is vaccination against it, added that “We strongly recommended getting vaccinated and all those due for boosters must get the shots immediately,”
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