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NIH Releases Advisory On New Coronavirus Variant Precautions

NIH Releases Advisory On New Coronavirus Variant Precautions

The National Institute of Health in Islamabad has issued an advisory regarding the new variant of COVID-19, identified as variant JN.1. The purpose of these advisories is to inform relevant authorities and stakeholders about precautionary measures due to the potential increase in pressure on OPDs and hospital wards across the country with the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant.

The advisory highlights that the JN.1 variant is rapidly replacing other COVID-19 variants globally. As of now, there have been no reported cases of the new JN.1 variant in Pakistan.

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Preventive measures outlined in the advisory include frequent handwashing with soap, using sanitizers, avoiding crowded places to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. Additionally, vaccination remains the most effective way to protect against COVID-19 and other viruses.

The advisory emphasizes the importance of staying vigilant and adhering to recommended guidelines to curb the potential spread of the new variant. While the situation is currently under control in Pakistan, authorities are urging the public to remain cautious and follow necessary precautions to mitigate the impact of the variant.

As the JN.1 variant gains prevalence globally, health authorities are closely monitoring the situation and providing regular updates to ensure the safety and well-being of the public. The advisory serves as a proactive measure to raise awareness and encourage responsible behavior in the face of evolving COVID-19 variants.