Pakistan ‘fully prepared’ to deal with Coronavirus sub-variants: NCOC
Pakistan is ‘fully prepared’ to deal with any sub-variant of the deadly coronavirus, including BF.7 if it reaches the country, health authorities said.
While presiding over a special meeting of the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), the Chairman NDMA said that the people should not rely on any propaganda and rumors related to the new variant of the Corona virus.
He informed that the situation is under control in Pakistan and the situation of the rest of the countries in the region related to the new virus is being monitored.
During the meeting, the officials of the National Institute of Health (NIH) and NCOC, while giving a briefing on the measures to deal with the sub-variant of Corona, said surveillance systems are in place at all entry points of the country, including airports.
They added medical staff at intensive care units (ICU) of hospitals across the country were also active to handle any situation.
In the meeting, the officials of both departments said that Pakistani institutions are ready to deal with any new wave and sub-variant of Coronavirus.
The genome sequencing of the corona virus is being done in the laboratories of all four provinces and the federal capital.
They added that 90% of the country’s population already got the COVID-19 vaccine, so they “are safe”.