Covid-19 Variant ‘Epsilon’, With Origins in California, Now Detected in Pakistan

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Pakistan health authorities have announced that another variant of the deadly Covid virus had managed to reach Pakistan, Dawn reported.

Member Scientific Task Force on Covid-19 Dr. Javed Akram said a virulent variant of Covid-19 called ‘Epsilon’ had been detected.

“This variant had originated in California, which was why it was called the California strain of B.1.429,” Dr. Akram said, adding that it later reached the UK and other European countries.

“Now we have been receiving cases in Pakistan,” he said, adding that so far five variants and seven mutations of Epsilon had been reported which made it more infectious, the report said.

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