Omicron surge - but no new restrictions

2,180Views 112Comments Posted 02/01/2022


 Health, Minister Luis Francisco Sucre, confirmed on Sunday morning, January 2, that in spite of the surge in cases of the omicron variant of covid-19  and the increase in intensive care admissions no restriction measures are contemplated.

He said that despite the increase from 20 to 35 patients in intensive care units (ICU), there is still no unrest in the country.

"We regret that patients with Covid-19 arrive at the ICU, however, we are still taking everything quite calmly," he emphasized and there is not really a reason to establish restriction measures in the country. "I think we should handle ourselves as we are ... and continue to take care of each other."

Regarding the cases of patients with the Omicron variant, Sucre indicated that currently 45 cases have been confirmed but there are another 90 cases awaiting confirmation.

The minister said that is already community transmission of Omicron.

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