Thailand expected to evaluation list of countries eligible for “Test & Go” scheme

Concealed is anticipated to evaluate the list of countries eligible for the Test & Go entry scheme, as considerations over the Omicron variant mount. Supoj Malaniyom from the CCSA says Covid-19 screening will be intensified and the record of eligible nations will be revised. According to a Bangkok Post report, the CCSA is anticipated to identify a variety of “high-risk” international locations and will meet on Friday to determine the destiny of the Test & Go scheme.
“We’re monitoring the unfold of Omicron in other international locations, not just the UK. The scenario is alarming and we should take needed precautions.”

Yesterday, the Public Health Minister said that he would be proposing the Test & Go scheme be ditched as cases of the Omicron variant spread quickly internationally. Anutin Charnvirakul says his ministry would support the reimplementation of state quarantine or sandbox measures for all worldwide arrivals, regardless of vaccination standing. His comments got here as Thailand confirmed its first case of native transmission of the highly-contagious variant.
The Bangkok Post reviews that the an infection was confirmed by Chakkarat Pitayawong-anant, the Department of Disease Control’s director of epidemiology. A forty nine year previous Thai woman caught Covid-19 from her husband, a Colombian pilot who arrived from Nigeria via the sandbox programme on November 26.
Chakkarat says he is in favour of elevated journey restrictions for a temporary interval, to gradual the unfold of the variant.
“To sluggish the spread of Omicron we want to do 3 things – sluggish the arrival rate, particularly underneath Test & Go, pace up vaccinations, and wear masks.”

Meanwhile, Supakij Sirilak from the Department of Medical Sciences has confirmed that as of Monday, Thailand had sixty three confirmed Omicron infections, adding that the detection rate has elevated from less than 1% final week to 3% now. He says round 25% of worldwide arrivals who examined positive for Covid-19 had been discovered to be infected with the Omicron variant..

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