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A senior authorities official Wednesday confirmed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded instances of the UK’s coronavirus variant.

Well being Secretary KP Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah advised Geo Information that samples from 20 sufferers have been despatched to Islamabad for testing out of which 10 examined optimistic for the UK virus variant.

The well being secretary stated 6,000 coronavirus exams have been being performed day by day in 20 laboratories throughout the province. The positivity charge is greater than 10% in 9 districts, together with Peshawar, Nowshera, and Mardan.

In a bid to forestall the virus from spreading additional, the well being secretary appealed to the folks to comply with the coronavirus security measures.

Pakistan has recorded 637,042 coronavirus instances and 13,965 deaths, with 3,301 infections and 30 deaths reported within the final 24 hours.

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