PESHAWAR: South African and Indian variants of COVID-19 have been detected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The KP secretary health confirmed that Indian alpha virus was detected in a patient affected with coronavirus, while South African beta coronavirus was found in two patients after samples of 12 patients were sent to Islamabad for testing.
Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah said the trio came from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) few days ago and they belonged to Peshawar.
“The one affected with the Indian strain is 41 years old, while the two affected with South African variant are 18 and 38 years old,” he maintained.
The secretary said that the South African and Indian strains were life-threatening and spread really fast. He said the masses should completely follow the coronavirus standard operating procedures.