Coronavirus variants are waning the health situation across the globe. India’s weary health state is alarming for the world particularly neighboring countries are on the threshold of genuine health risk. Indian Strain of Coronavirus Detection in Pakistan is a Genuine Life Threat.
The alarming bells rung in Pakistan when the first-ever case of a highly infectious Indian variant of coronavirus has been detected in Pakistan despite a ban on travelers from the neighboring country since April, the National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed on Friday.
According to the research results of Islamabad-based NIH
“The results of whole-genome sequencing of SARS CoV-2 samples collected during the first three weeks of May 2021. The sequencing results confirmed the detection of seven cases of B.1.351 [South African variant] and one case of B.1.617.2 [Indian variant]. This is the first in-country detection of the latter strain. Contact tracing of all the cases is in progress by the Field Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance Division and District Health Office (DHO). The continued detection of global strains highlighted the ongoing need for observation of guidelines, usage of masks, and need for vaccination.”
Indian Strain of Coronavirus Detection in Pakistan is a Genuine Life Threat
After India’s fiery rash of Covid-19 drove by the new strain earlier this year, Pakistan had added India to its travel ban list in April. However, in May, the variant was detected in Thai travelers who had visited Pakistan. The variants are seen as more perilous than the original version of the virus because they are either more infectious, fatal, or able to get past some vaccine protections.
According to a foreign news agency,
“Health authorities in Thailand had also confirmed the country’s first cases of the Indian variant. A Thai woman and her 4-year-old son who was put in quarantine since arriving from Pakistan.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO)
“The Indian strain had been detected in more than 4,500 samples uploaded to an open-access database from 44 countries in all six WHO regions. Outside of India, Britain had reported the largest number of Covid-19 cases caused by the B.1.617.2 variant. It is already declared B.1.617 – which counts three so-called sub-lineages with slightly different mutations and characteristics – as a “variant of concern”. It was therefore added to the list containing three other variants of Covid-19 – those first detected in Britain, Brazil, and South Africa.”
After getting the vaccine Pakistani government has been planning to resume business and educational divisions, but the new diagnosis of the Indian variant of the deadly contagion could hinder the recommencement plans.