Thailand has detected this Monday the first case linked to the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. As detailed by the Department of Health, this is an American traveler who arrived in the country of a flight from Spain.
The patient is symptom-free
Upon arrival at the airport on November 30, and as required by health protocol, the 35-year-old patient underwent a test that was positive for coronavirus. On Friday, December 3, another test was carried out, which also yielded a positive result.
After that, the tourist was admitted to a hospital and there he receives medical attention, although he is asymptomatic.
Given the ignorance about the consequences of the new African strain, health authorities have classified the infection as important. In addition, they are monitoring other suspicious cases among international travelers.
Countries that have confirmed omicron cases
In this way, Thailand joins the list of more than countries that have already detected the new variant since it was identified in South Africa at the end of last month. In fact, Italy will push your restrictions starting today to prevent the spread of the virus. It will be necessary to present the health certificate to access different spaces and establishments and controls in buses, subways and shops will be increased.
Chains of contagions
Also, in the last hours Denmark has confirmed 183 new positives of the mutation omicron. The director Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Henrik Ullum has confirmed that at the moment “there are chains of contagion in which the variant is detected in people who have not traveled or have been in contact with travelers.”
For this reason, health institutions work against the clock to accelerate the results of rapid tests and to be able to trace the chains of infection “as quickly as possible,” according to the expert.