Omicron victim recovered

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THE man who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Omicron variant has been released from quarantine after he had recovered, says National Pandemic Response Controller David Manning.
Manning said that the man, who had travelled to PNG from South Africa through London and Hong Kong, had to undergo mandatory testing while in quarantine.
He has “fully recovered” but Manning said contact tracing continued.
“While we have undertaken the contact tracing, there has been no further close contact infections,” he said.
“But considering how far the man travelled, the Government is working on the assumption that the Omicron variant is now active in PNG.
“I want to continue to advocate for the people of this country to be vaccinated.
“It remains the Government’s wish to see more people vaccinated.
“This Omicron variant spreads quicker than other strains.
“It is found to be less virulent however if a person is not vaccinated, the risk of serious illness or death from this variant remains high.” He urged the people “not to panic but to do the right thing and reduce the speed of the spread”.
“The Omicron variant has already swept the world and become the dominant strain of the Covid-19.
“But the news is not all bad. And this is not the time to panic.
“Get vaccinated, continue to practise social distancing and isolate when you have symptoms.”