Monday, January 17

Minsa confirms first case of Omicron variant in Panama

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) confirmed the first case of the Ómicron variant of Covid-19 In Panama.

This is a male patient who arrived in the country on December 8, 2021 from South Africa who works on a mining project in the country.

The head of the Minsa, Luis Francisco Sucre, reported that the relevant Covid tests were performed being the first negative; repeating on the third day whose result was also negative and we proceeded to wait for the fifth day, as established by the protocol, the latter being a positive result for the new variant.

Sucre assured that the person has complied with all the biosafety protocols of the Minsa and the Minera and is in isolation.

A new PCR test is expected to be repeated this Monday for which Gorgas Memorial Institute determine the level of virus transmission-

Given the appearance of the variant, we want to make a call to redouble biosafety measures with all the necessary requirements, ”Sucre indicated.

According to the minister, it is important to use a mask and face shield, as well as constant hand washing.

Sucre called on the population that has not been vaccinated to attend the vaccination centers to get their respective dose.

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