The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has initiated a search for dozens of passengers who had arrived in the province from Britain in light of the new coronavirus variant that has emerged in the UK.
According to a report by the provincial health department, authorities have sent letters to deputy commissioners that include the names of at least 101 people.
The passengers arrived from the UK and went to 12 districts of the province which include Mardan, Abbottabad, and Swat. “We will test these people after tracing them,” the health department officials said.
Those who test positive for the virus will be placed under quarantine, said an official of the health department, adding that the new coronavirus strain in the UK is very dangerous.
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