7 Thais Returning From Mecca Test Positive For Omicron

The Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

NONTHABURI, Dec 20 (TNA) – Seven hajj pilgrims tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 after returning from Saudi Arabia and they have been admitted to a treatment system.

Preeda Chueaphudee, advisor to the country’s Muslim spiritual leader Chularatchamontri, said the Omicron cases were among the 31 Thai pilgrims who had left for Saudi Arabia on Dec 1 for a 15-day-long pilgrimage. They then had a fever and possibly contracted the disease during the activity that gathered hundreds of thousands of pilgrims worldwide, he said.

Full story: tna.mcot.net


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