Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences Clarifying that the ‘Delta Plus AY.4.2’ strain has not been found in Thailand, while the ‘Delta Plus AY.1’ strain has found 1 infected person in the province. Kamphaeng Phet has been cured. The Bank reiterates that it is not important to review the opening of the country on November 1
At the Center for Press Conference on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi Province, Sathit Pitutecha, Deputy Minister of Public Health and Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences Press conference on the surveillance of covid 19 mutation and prepare to open the country that the mutation of covid 19 is normal. We focus on the species that exacerbate the symptoms of the disease. spread faster or easier to contact Resistance to drugs or vaccines The Department of Medical Sciences, together with the Species Surveillance Network, has always been tracking and collecting samples for COVID-19 strains in Thailand when new strains are found in each area. Lata, etc., by transparently disclosing information. track access to information including sending information to international
- Satit Pitutecha, Deputy Minister of Public Health
As for the Delta Plus strain, AY.1, one case was detected in Kamphaeng Phet Province, the Department of Medical Sciences said. There is no data suggesting an increase in virulence from the original delta species. Therefore, it is not important to review the opening of the country in any way. And our transparent disclosure will build confidence among foreigners.
Satit continued that for the preparation to support the opening of the country on November 1, 2021, there has been considerable progress. There were two rehearsals at the airport to accept foreign tourists. The main entry into the country is a group of 45 countries and a special administrative region. Those who come in do not need to be quarantined. There are four supporting measures:
1. Travelers have received 2 vaccinations.
2. The RT-PCR test result was negative 72 hours before the trip.
3.Re-test the infection when you arrive at the hotel while waiting for the result for 1 night. If the result is negative, you can travel anywhere in Thailand.
and 4. The journey from the international airport to the hotel is a sealed root system, not more than 2 hours apart.
As for children traveling with their parents, they may not be vaccinated and must be tested. If a positive result is found, it will be taken for treatment. to prevent the spread of the disease in the country In the case of tourism sandbox areas, each province will have measures to support it. which in the past we have been able to monitor well because traveling by plane In the past, few infections were found. When an infection is found, it is immediately brought into the control system for treatment.
In the case of an offer to open the country to support neighboring countries If vaccinated, ATK test negative, can travel to Thailand for 1 day to spend before returning to the country. It is in the process of meeting to discuss further to come to a conclusion. In the case of tourists who are at risk, they need to be tested for COVID-19. In principle, you have to pay your own expenses.
Dr. Supakit mentioned the Delta AY.4.2 or Delta Plus strain that in England has found a moderate outbreak. by this covid There are mutations in the Y145H and A222V locations, giving them the power to spread the disease quickly. than the original delta by 10-15% for Thailand Haven’t found any yet.
Dr. Supakit also stated that the information was coordinated from the Military Medical Institute (AFRIMS) in September 2021. A sample was examined in Kamphaeng Phet province from a male patient from Ayutthaya province. It was found to be a Delta Plus AY.1 mutation at K417N.
But at the moment there is no information in the world as to how the K417N will be more powerful than the original Delta. But not all of them are listed as potentially problematic breeds. But we fear that the real K417N is also found in beta. which we must keep an eye on But because the patient is in the field hospital and has recovered We just need to collect more samples of those who are at risk.
In summary, at present, there are 18 Alpha Plus cases, only 1 Delta Plus AY.1, and Delta Plus AY.4.2 not yet found in the country. However, our system has tested the whole genetic code. At least 450-500 samples per week are sent to Geses within a week. More than 5,000 samples have been sent so far, so data is transparent. To see the overview of the mutation of the world