Omicron Covid-19 cases double, now 205 confirmed in Thailand

Just 2 days after Covid-19 infections with the Omicron variant passed one hundred in Thailand, Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul has introduced that the whole has doubled and there are 205 confirmed cases in the country. Scientifically proven have been recognized, with one originating in Kalasin being the trigger for many concern.
That cluster started when a husband and wife returned from Belgium with their preliminary Covid-19 checks on arrival in Thailand coming again negative. They then return freely to their hometown and later continued to Udon Thani so as to go to their youngsters.
Despite the couple initially testing unfavorable for Covid-19, relatives in close contact with the pair tested constructive with what was decided to be the Omicron variant after their visit, fueling suspicion the couple who had just lately travelled internationally was the supply of the outbreak.
Health officers examined through contact tracing to investigate who else might be at excessive threat and decided there have been 22 folks in shut contact with them – 3 of these being quick members of the family, and the other 19 being restaurant employees. Another one hundred people had been flagged in danger.
The higher-profile case of the Israeli tourist who escaped from his arrival resort in Bangkok before take a look at outcomes have been received discovered that his preliminary outcomes got here back optimistic with traces of the Omicron variant. After evading arrest for about 6 days, he turned himself in and was tested three separate times, all of which got here back unfavorable for Covid-19.
Officials stated he appears to have recovered from an infection and there’s no word on any new cases instantly linked to his time as a fugitive. The Health Service Support Department might be investigating if the hotel was negligent in implementing their Covid-19 security requirements leading to the escape.
While speaking about the Omicron situation, Anutin reassured that there won’t be one other lockdown regardless of rumours of one coming in January. The rumours may stem from the fact that Test & Go arrivals have been curbed until no much less than January four so all new worldwide arrivals will have to quarantine or use the Phuket Sandbox, along with the truth that many New Year’s occasions, especially state-run ones have been cancelled fear of the unfold of the Omicron variant..

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