Escaped Israeli tested optimistic for Omicron, negative for Covid-19

He’s positive… he’s negative… he’s positive? Test outcomes have various for the 29 year outdated escaped Israeli traveller who fled his hotel before receiving his results from the obligatory RT-PCR Covid-19 test upon arrival. Conflicting reviews say Ohan Baruch tested optimistic for the Omicron variant and that in Samui he examined adverse for Covid-19. Either way, the Israeli tourist, who travelled to Bangkok, Pattaya, Chumphon, and Koh Samui before turning himself in, could face deportation and even be blacklisted from Thailand, according to the Public Health Minister.
The traveller reportedly checked in at a lodge off Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road after arriving in Thailand late December 17 however left for Pattaya the following afternoon earlier than getting his results back for an RT-PCR check. When outcomes had been in, he was positive for Covid-19 but was lengthy gone from his lodge. The positive specimen was sent to the lab for a deeper investigation which turned up what was reported to be a small quantity of the Omicron variant.
Meanwhile, after a movie-style chase that saw authorities monitoring his cell phone until it went dark in Pattaya at 10:30 pm on the nineteenth then choosing up his path after he was caught on movie in Chumphon, the Israeli vacationer, who flouted the laws and safety of hundreds by sneaking out of his quarantine whereas waiting for Covid-19 check outcomes, called the Israeli Embassy from Koh Samui to show himself in.
The embassy contacted the Tourist Police who contacted Bangkok and Samui police and a meeting was arranged at a restaurant to take the fugitive in. Now in custody, Baruch was examined again for Covid-19 at Bangkok Hospital Samui and at Koh Samui Hospital. Surprisingly, the checks from both hospitals turned out unfavorable.
The precise time the two tests have been administered was not revealed to the media but the reviews mentioned that the “genetic material of Sars-Cov-2 was not detected.” The Israeli fugitive will endure a 10-day Covid-19 quarantine on the Koh Samui Hospital to be safe.
Plain of Medical Science head Dr Supakit Sirilak just isn’t satisfied although, saying that the small amount of Omicron detected may be the trigger of the Samui negative exams and that they’ll check a new specimen right now. They are additionally sending the Samui samples to the labs in Muang district on the mainland in Surat Thani.
Regardless of whether or not he ends up being optimistic or negative for Covid-19 or Omicron, the Israeli tourist still violated Thai regulation for leaving with out permission and faces a 5,000 baht nice plus 40,000 baht and up to 2 years in jail for breaking the emergency decree. After quarantine, he will be taken to Thong Lor police in Bangkok to face expenses, attainable fines, jail time, deportation or even a ban from Thailand..g

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