The Minister of Health indicates that it is not yet possible to declare community infection via omicron | Ecuador | News
22 cases of omicron have been detected in the country.
Although there are 22 cases in Ecuador per omicron and doctors believe there is indeed a community infection, the Minister of Health, Ximena Garzón, indicated Thursday that a community infection cannot be declared by this alternative.
Of the total number of cases detected in the country, 19 are in Guayas and correspond to people who had contact with an infected woman.
Garzon pointed out that the cases discovered in this province correspond to cases of transmission of a zero patient. He said that when infection is not found from a primary contact, one can talk about community infection.
The minister stressed that the ministry relies on scientific evidence to determine the infection.
Ecuador is among the countries trying to halt the progression of the omicron variant, which has a more infectious power and presents other types of symptoms than delta.
In an effort to get a larger number of the vaccinated population, Ecuador announced on Thursday that vaccination is mandatory.
From December 23, the procedure for requesting a vaccination card in shopping centers and other places has come into force. (I)