Omicron BA.2 dominates 100% of the Thai market, the MoPH supports the opening of the country on May 1

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Omicron BA.2 occupies 100% of the Thai market, the MoPH supports the country’s opening on May 1, moving forward with more random mutation testing.

on April 28 Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) gave an interview about the surveillance of covid-19 species that Thailand now finds an outbreak of omikron species, subspecies BA.2, occupying almost 100% of the market, while BA.1 that has been found a lot is sporadic together with other species However, Thailand has a surveillance system with 500-600 whole genomes sequencing per week, but takes time to combine. Wait two more weeks for analysis and 2,000-3,000 samples nationwide are tested weekly to watch for changes in the proportion of outbreaks. or starting to have more sub lines We can visualize it from here, so we can see the overall changes.

Dr. Supakit said that for the opening of an entry into the country on May 1, those who have been fully vaccinated will be tested with ATK alone. Department of Science There is already a species surveillance system. because the group of travelers entering Thailand by air or by the border It is one of the groups that have to randomly test the strain when infected. Therefore, when the country opens, we will increase the number of tests as well. However, today the World Health Organization (WHO) states that countries around the world have reduced go down It will make you know less, but of course, we understand the disease better, so a lot of testing is not worth it. along with identifying issues of species surveillance that may be reduced But Thailand confirms that we have not reduced the check.

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The reporter asked Is it a sign of the virus that is probably no more serious? Dr Supakit said that was correct as the actual number of all infections was compared to the death toll. it’s not more including the critically ill that doesn’t add more Like when people said In fact, more than a hundred thousand Thai people have been infected but they are not detected. which saw that Number of intensive care units and deaths Not that high, however, still need to emphasize on the covid booster vaccine. much needed to reduce the death toll

Today’s booster needle still got 40%, so we have to inject higher. If 80% get it, that would be great because the death data from Covid is divided in half. to those who have died and diagnosed with Covid (Die with Covid), such as patients with terminal cancer that the symptoms are already worse Before his death, he was diagnosed with coronavirus first. which here is not related to covid All over the world we are facing the same problem, so we have to differentiate ourselves from actual deaths. to define it,” said Dr. Supakit.

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