Pakistan bans foreign travelers on new Covid variant

Pakistan bans foreign travelers on new Covid variant

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has banned foreign travel from six South African countries and Hong Kong due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant namely ‘Omicron’.

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in his Tweet said: “Based on the emergence of the new Covid variant, notification has been issued restrict travel from 6 South African countries and Hong Kong.”

The minister who is also Chairman of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said the emergence of new variant makes it even more urgent to vaccinate all eligible citizens 12 years and older.

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