Thailand reports first death from Omicron variant

16/1/2022 2:25:00 PM

Thailand reports first death from Omicron variant

The death, a 86-year-old woman from the southern province of Songkhla, came after, which led to the reinstatement of its mandatory Covid-19 quarantine for foreign visitors."The woman is a bed-ridden, Alzheimer's 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.Thailand reported 8,077 new infections and nine deaths on Sunday, taking the country's tally to more than 2.3 million cases and nearly 22,000 deaths since the pandemic started in 2020.

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