Thailand reports first death from Omicron coronavirus variant

Thailand reports first death from Omicron coronavirus variant

16/1/2022 2:12:00 PM

Thailand reports first death from Omicron coronavirus variant

BANGKOK: Thailand has reported its first death from the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant, a health official said on Sunday (Jan 16). The death, an 86-year-old woman from the southern province of Songkhla, came after Thailand detected its first Omicron case last month that led to the reinstatem

BANGKOK: Thailand has reported its first death from the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant, a health official said on Sunday (Jan 16).The death, an 86-year-old woman from the southern province of Songkhla, came after Thailand detected its first Omicron case last month that led to the reinstatement of its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine for foreign visitors.

"The woman is a bed-ridden, Alzheimer patient," health ministry spokesman Rungrueng Kitphati told Reuters.Such a death was expected as the country has so far reported over 10,000 Omicron cases, he said, adding that Thailand would not need further containment measures.

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