Omicron variant spreading quickly, infections highest in Bangkok, North-East

ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์ที่อยุ่อาศัย says the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly in Thailand and has now been confirmed in 33 provinces. Dr Supakit Sirilak says that out of 740 infections, 489 have been imported and the rest are circumstances of group transmission. Bangkok currently has the best quantity, which Supakit attributes to elevated testing at Suvarnabhumi to screen international arrivals.
“Most, if not all, local Omicron infections were connected with earlier (imported) infections.”

However, in addition to Bangkok, the variant can additionally be spreading in the north-east of the country. In Kalasin province, the number of infections has now surpassed 200 and within the northern province of Lamphun, four individuals have been confirmed as infected with the variant. Their infections have been traced again to the Kalasin cluster, sparked by a pair who recently returned from Belgium. The couple examined adverse on arrival and went on to fulfill friends at a restaurant and bar in Kalasin, earlier than subsequently testing optimistic for Omicron.
According to a Bangkok Post report, whereas officers are centered on the highly-contagious variant, tests are being carried out to check for different variants too and monitor the virus for any further mutations. Supakit says these checks are being carried out on worldwide arrivals, individuals living in border areas, and Covid-19 sufferers with extreme signs, as properly as clusters with uncommon signs.
Yesterday, the CCSA mentioned authorities officials are required to do business from home for two weeks after the New Year vacation, whereas calling on the private sector to do the identical where potential..

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