Nine imported Covid-19 cases among 14 suspicious infections confirmed with Omicron variant, Thai Public Health Ministry reports

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Thailand has now discovered nine confirmed imported cases of Omicron infections from 14 suspicious cases, the Ministry of Public Health confirmed today, December 15th.

Dr.Supakit Sirilak, Acting Director-General from the Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health Ministry Deputy Permanent Secretary, revealed the previous eight confirmed cases among 11 suspicious cases of Omicron variant has now increased to nine cases among 14 patients after being screened by the Whole-genome sequencing method.

The Director-General said: “Since the WHO has announced the Omicron variant as a variant of concern on November 26th, Thailand has been acting cautiously to prevent the importation of the disease as the country is now reopened for eligible countries.”

“The detection of Omicron in the country are now from imported cases, no single domestic infection is reported. The most variants recently found are still Delta. Once we are alerted of Omicron infections or a person of concern of the infection, they will immediately be under the care of the authorities, so there shouldn’t be a problem.”

TPN notes that the Omicron variant is still being studied by scientists around the world and there was no conclusive, peer-reviewed evidence on details of the variant yet. However, the number of mutations the variant has concerns epidemiologists.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.