104 Omicron cases in Thailand as tourists face additional rules


THE total number of Omicron cases in Thailand has now reached 104 with additional 13,000 tourists arriving in Bangkok and Phuket today (Dec. 22) who now face some new rules, Amarin TV said.

Dr. Supakit Sirilak, head of the Public Health Ministry’s Department of Medical Sciences, said of the 104 Omicron cases some are still undergoing treatment while others have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

He added that a second Omicron case had cropped up within the country with this being a Thai man in Udon Thani province who got infected by coming into contact with a couple who had returned from abroad. 

The first domestic case was the Thai wife of a Colombian pilot who lives in Nonthaburi province.

Meanwhile the Foreign Ministry’s Department  of Consular Affairs said today there are 10,787 travellers arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport and 2,546 in Phuket via the Sandbox scheme.

While those who had registered to enter the country before Dec. 21 will be able to do so under the same system, additional measures have been added. 

After getting a negative RT-PCR test result upon arrival these people are free to travel within the country under the condition that they be traceable at all the time the first seven days by installing the Mor Chana app on their mobile phone. They also have to return for a repeat RT-PCR test on the 5th or 6th day.


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