Woman infected with India’s deadly COVID-19 variant enters Pakistan due to negligence
When the staff members arrived in Pakistan, the health authorities conducted the RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) of all the individuals.
According to reports, a member of the non-diplomat staff of the Indian High Commission (IHC) infected with the deadly Indian variant of Covid-19 has entered Pakistan as a result of the negligence of Indian authorities.
Details of the Non-Diplomat Member
Ms. Manju is a 32-year-old woman who hails from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She crossed into Pakistan on Saturday through the Wagha border along with 12 other members of the non-diplomat staff of the IHC.
While speaking with a local news outlet about the development, the spokesperson for Foreign Office, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhary, said:
The Pakistani border authorities allowed the members of the IHC to enter Pakistan according to the enforced SOPs as all of them carried negative PCR test reports.
When the staff members arrived in Pakistan, the health authorities conducted the RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) of all the individuals. While the PCR test report stated otherwise, one member of the non-diplomat staff of the IHC tested positive for the deadly Indian variant of Covid-19.
Steps taken to Contain the Variant
Following the positive test result, the Pakistani foreign office directed IHC to put all the 12 non-diplomat staff members under mandatory quarantine. It should be noted that India has yet to issue a statement regarding the criminal dereliction on part of the Indian border authorities supervising Covid-19 PCR testing.
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