Covid-19 Omicron: Thailand raises alert level due to variant's spread

The change, from level three to four, sets a pretext for possible measures that could follow.



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By Reuters

Published: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 8:02 AM

Thailand on Thursday raised its Covid-19 alert level following rising infections driven by the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a senior health official said.

The change, from level three to four, sets a pretext for possible measures that could follow, such as closing high-risk areas and placing restrictions on domestic travel or public gatherings, said Kiattiphum Wongrajit, permanent secretary of the health ministry.

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