The Ministry stressed in a statement on Monday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The first public admission of COVID infections highlights the potential for a major crisis in a country that has refused international help with vaccinations and kept its borders shut.
"Since it was tried on patients with different variants of COVID-19, we expect it to be effective on Omicron as on other variants," Professor Iqbal Chaudhry, director of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS) where trials were conducted, told reporters.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Wednesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
On the other hand, children who tested negative for COVID-19 had improved asthma control for the next six months, meaning fewer emergency department visits and hospitalisations for asthma, and less asthma treatment, the study showed.
All visitors still must register with an online "Thailand Pass” system and provide proof of health insurance with coverage of at least $10,000 for COVID-19 treatment.
The city of 21 million has already ordered three rounds of mass testing this week for the virus, with the third due to take place on Friday, and closed down some communities where cases were found.
The update, which goes into effect from Friday (March 25, 2022), requires conducting PCR test on the first and seventh days, or when the contact starts showing symptoms of the virus.
On Wednesday, the UAE government affirmed that the country is currently witnessing a significant decrease in the number of infections and deaths due to the COVID-19 virus.