QUETTA: At least 12 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported in Balochistan’s Kalat district. As per details, twelve people in the Kalat area of Balochistan have been reported to be diagnosed with Omicron. Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo expressed concern over the reports of Omicron in 12 persons and has ordered a report from the health department and directed immediate quarantine of the affected persons. The chief minister of Balochistan ordered the said persons to be vaccinated against the deadly virus. Bizenjo has also ordered the health department to increase the efficiency of corona vaccination and testing, saying that the new variant of corona could be dangerous, so measures should be taken to protect the public. Earlier, 30 people were quarantined in Kalat on suspicion of Omicron, for which samples were sent to the National Institute for final evaluation. After the suspected cases came to light, fear spread in the medical circles and the medical staff also suffered mental anguish. The COVID Operations Cell confirmed that the patient’s samples had been sent to the NIH, saying it would be premature to say anything until the report was received.