Pakistan reports first 3 confirmed cases of new Covid strain

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The new coronavirus variant which first emerged in the UK has been detected in Pakistan, Dawn reported on Tuesday.

According to a Sindh Health Department statement, the health authorities took 12 Covid samples of the UK returnees, out of which six were positive and three showed the new variant of the Covid-19 virus in the first phase.

On Monday, Pakistan extended the ban on flights from the UK for another week over fears of a new variant of the coronavirus which is reportedly spreading at a much faster rate.

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