The new COVID-19 variant has been discovered in three patients in Sindh.
The Health Department of Sindh took 12 COVID-19 samples of United Kingdom (UK) returnees for genotyping, out of which 6 were positive and 3 showed the new variant of the COVID-19 virus in the first phase. The genotyping showed a 95% match with the new variant from the UK. These samples will go through another phase of genotyping.
Meanwhile, the contact tracing of these patients is in process and their contacts are also being isolated.