Islamabad has reported the first case of new COVID-19 strain, Omicron, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat confirmed on Sunday.

The patient, according to DC Islamabad, has no prior international travel history but recently travelled to Karachi.

“The patient has travel history from Karachi. We are tracing all his contacts now. Everyone plz get vaccinated and follow SOPs,” he tweeted.