S African variant ‘hits’ Thailand

BANGKOK (Bangkok Post) – The South African COVID-19 variant believed to be resistant to vaccines was detected in a Thai returnee from Tanzania late last month, according to director-general of the Department of Disease Control, Opas Karnkawinpong.
“The department is closely monitoring the situation following concerns the South African variant may have reached Thailand,” he said on Sunday.
The infected patient is a 41-year-old Thai man who had travelled to Tanzania for business before returning to Thailand on January 29. He tested positive while staying in a state quarantine centre and is curre