PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health department has detected 75 more cases of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron in the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the province to 263.
The report said that 42 cases were diagnosed in Peshawar, eight in Swabi, seven in Mardan, five from Nowshera, two each from Chitral, Mohmand and Charsadda and one each from Abbottabad and Swat, Haripur and Upper Dir. The health department reports said that victims include 41 males and 32 females.
The health department on Thursday [20 January] confirmed 44 more cases of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. The reports said that out of 44 cases, 20 cases were confirmed from Peshawar while 16 were reported from Mardan, three from Nowshera, two from Bannu, one each from Karak, Swat and Mohmand. Out of 44 patients, 29 are men and 15 women. With the new case, the total number of Omicron cases in the province has risen to 189.
Meanwhile, the KP health department notified m Covid-19 restrictions for cities with more than 10% positivity ratio. The government has directed the public transport to operate with 70% capacity, religious places will be open for 50% fully vaccinated persons. All types of indoor gems will be open for vaccinated people but with 50% capacity. Indoor weddings and other celebrations will be completely banned till 15 February, while outdoor gatherings will be allowed only for 300 fully vaccinated people.