, Dec 6 () –
The health authorities of Thailand have confirmed this Monday their first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in an American businessman from Spain.
The general director of the Department of Medical Sciences, Supakit Sirilak, has specified that the case was identified as soon as the 35-year-old businessman arrived in the country.
Regarding the patient, the head of the Department of Disease Control of Thailand, Opas Karnkawinpong, explained that he had been residing in Spain for a year, arrived on an Emirates Airlines flight and has no symptoms.
The businessman underwent a PCR test on November 28 before traveling to Thailand via the Emirates, had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and has been in contact with two airport staff and 17 hotel staff, reports the ‘ Bangkok Post ‘.
The country’s prime minister, Prayut Chan Ocha, has called for the public to calm down and transferred his confidence in the process of identifying visitors entering the country and in the kingdom’s health system’s ability to combat the pandemic, the spokesman said. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana Government.