ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday, taking notice of detection of highly-infectious sub-variant of Omicron virus, directed the restoration of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
The prime minister ordered immediate restoration of the NCOC after the country a day earlier had reported its first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1. He also sought a report from the Ministry of National Health on the current situation of the virus in the country.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) had detected a case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 through genome sequencing and reported that the new sub-variant was causing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in different countries. The NIH advised people to take the best preventive measure to avoid contracting the virus, which is vaccination against it.