The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday announced at a press conference the plan to review the health safety protocols and perhaps increase the quarantine period from 14 days to 21 days for people from risky countries where the new South African variant of Covid-19 has caused alarm to health officials.
The patient is asymptomatic and is under close monitor by health officials at the quarantine facility.
Although new Covid variant has shown a reduction in efficacy to vaccines currently on the market and appears to spread much faster than other strains, it doesn’t mean that the strain is deadlier than the current coronavirus, says Dr Apisamai.
Whilst the proposal is still being discussed, it is yet to be submitted, examined and approved by the Cabinet.
Source: Pattaya Mail
Passengers wearing masks queuing at an airport check-in counter. (Photo: James Gourley/AAP)