Published: Jun 23, 2022
Global science initiative GISAID has reported that Europe and South Africa have found more patients infected with Omicron, specifically the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, which have mutated from the original Covid virus found in Wuhan, Dr Wasan Chantrathit, chief of Ramathibodi Hospital’s Centre for Medical Genomics, said on Wednesday.
Published: Jun 22, 2022
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Public Health Ministry to prepare a contingency plan in case there is resurgence of new Omicron sub-variants of the Covid-19 virus following arrival of European tourists next month.
Published: May 18, 2022
The ongoing wave of Omicron infections in North Korea could cause tens of thousands of deaths in the unvaccinated country, according to Dr Oh Myoung-don, who heads the National Medical Centre’s committee for clinical management of emerging infectious diseases.
Published: May 12, 2022
North Korea on Thursday announced its first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and declared the implementation of the "maximum emergency" virus control system, putting an end to its longstanding coronavirus-free claim.
Published: May 04, 2022
China began clinical trials for a vaccine designed specifically against the Omicron variant in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Sunday, making it the first vaccine of its kind to enter human trials in the world against the highly transmissible COVID-19 strain.