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THAILAND DETECTED 1ST CASE OF OMICRON COVID-19 CASE

Thailand reports the first case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant on arrival from Spain.

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Bangkok Post reported that the man is a 35-year-old U.S citizen who arrived in the kingdom from Spain via the United Arab Emirates.

The man arrived in Thailand on November 29.

Thailand Health authorities are currently conducting tracing and finding out who and where the man has been to.

The man had only received 1 dose of the vaccine and he was found to be in contact with multiple airport staff and 17 hotel staff.

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Although Thailand has banned entry from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe due to the Omicron variant.

It is still evident that the variant has spread across the world.

Thailand is the 47th country to detect the variant, blocking individual countries does not seem to be a very effective counter measurement against the new variant.

To date, Thailand has more than 2 million confirmed cases but experts believed that the number could be higher due to rural areas and those who are not displaying any symptoms.

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