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Six more cases of Covid JN.1 variant reported in Karachi

10:02 AM | 15 Jan, 2024
Six more cases of Covid JN.1 variant reported in Karachi
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KARACHI – As Pakistan and parts of world are facing extreme winter season, Covid-19 cases continue to pick up, and new variant dubbed JN.1 become the most common strain of the virus spreading in the region.

Pakistani authorities at Karachi airport detected six new cases of JN.1 Covid-19 variant in passengers coming from abroad.

Reports in local media said six passengers who arrived at Jinnah International Airport coming from abroad tested positive for the variant of Covid.

Rapid antigen tests of passengers conducted at Jinnah International Airport and six turned out to be positive.

The people are residents of Swat, Mirpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Charsadda and Jacobabad.

With the detection of new caes, the number of JN.1 variant cases in port city increased to 15.

Earlier, two cases of Covid in passengers who arrived at Karachi Airport. 

Amid the soaring cases, NCOC conducted Covid-19 testing of passengers coming from abroad. Pakistan's top Covid monitoring body approved Covid testing at airports and borders.

Health Minister said authorities are monitoring the situation meticulously as this subvirus of Omicron was found in some countries.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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