Information Release on Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron Virus

The Ministry of Health is continuously conducting the activities of “COVID-19 Molecular Disease Surveillance”. The ministry released a statement on 20 January 2022 that among the laboratory samples of the COVID-19 infected people returning from foreign countries, the SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron viruses were found in 28 laboratory samples.

The 28 Omicron cases are Myanmar nationals: 11 returned from Malaysia; six returned from Philippines; three returned from Thailand; four from Singapore; two from India; one from the UAE; and one from Russia by Relief Flights.

The figure of Omicron cases has risen to 146 in total in Myanmar up to 20 January 2022. The 144 Omicron cases are those who returned from abroad and other two are the family members contacting with the infected persons. The 144 Omicron cases are 129 Myanmar nationals and 15 foreigners- 18 returned from the UAE, 30 returned from Malaysia, 69 returned from India, nine from Thailand, 12 from Philippines, five from Singapore and one from Russia by Relief Flights.

Therefore, it reported that the Omicron-infected patients are admitted to the designated hospitals for medical treatment and the passengers who returned together with them now undergo strict quarantine and laboratory tests.

  • On 20 January 2022, the SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron viruses were found in 28 laboratory samples. The figure of Omicron cases has risen to 146 in total up to 20 January. The 144 Omicron cases are those who returned from abroad and other two are the family members contacting with the infected persons.
  • The 144 Omicron cases are 129 Myanmar nationals and 15 foreigners- 18 returned from the UAE, 30 returned from Malaysia, 69 returned from India, nine from Thailand, 12 from Philippines, five from Singapore and one from Russia by Relief Flights.
engdate: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 17:15
month: 
January, 2022