Nine in ten new infections are attributed to the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga said on Wednesday.
During a briefing, the doctor said that on December 30 Omicron accounted for 82% of all infections, and one day later the rate had climbed to 89% of all infections.
Gaga also revealed that new vaccination appointments would become available, and those wishing to get vaccinated with Moderna’s vaccines in particular will be able to do so on Sundays as well.
Responding to questions, she said it is likely that private-sector doctors will be sent orders to help out on Friday. She acknowledged increased pressure at hospitals’ emergency services departments, and called on those testing positive not to rush to hospitals to do PCR tests, but to use primary care health centers instead.