The Sindh government on Monday confirmed that the Omicron variant cases in the province have risen up to more than 50 per cent.
175 out of 351 samples of Covid positive cases were infected with the prevailing Omicron variant, according to provincial health authorities.
Sources said few persons from the 175 Omicron positive patients had a prior travel history from Germany, Saudi Arabia, USA, UK and Dubai.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chaired a high-level meeting over the worsening situation of coronavirus.
Authorities concerned informed the participants of the meeting that Covid cases had begun to increase since the last 30 days and continued to maintain an upward trajectory.
CM Shah called for an extensive vaccine drive throughout the province to battle the new wave of coronavirus. He also urged the public to take strict preventive measures.
The meeting was attended by Minister Health Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, KMC Administrator Murtaza Wahab, Parliamentary Secretary on Health Qasim Soomro, acting Chief Secretary Qazi Shahid Pervez, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Health Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Dr Bari of Indus Hospital and other concerned officials.