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Sindh, Baluchistan must impose strict restrictions to ward off third Covid wave

23 March 2021

In Pakistan, infectious diseases expert and consultant at the Aga Khan University (AKU) Hospital, Dr Faisal Mahmood, said that not just the UK variant but some other variants also could be circulating in Karachi, some of which might be deadlier and more infectious than the UK strain or maybe less lethal and infectious. He said that Sindh might also face the third wave of Covid-19 in the days to come if appropriate measures were not taken. He added: "We have already detected the UK variant in Karachi, and in fact, the first cases were detected by us at the AKU, so it’s not true that this variant would result in extreme disaster. We are screening people occasionally, and every now and then, we find this variant here.