Testing beyond risk groups in Thailand

More COVID-19 testing in BKK fiding hidden patientsImage adapted from: Stanford Medicine 

The numbers of new COVID-19 cases in Thailand seems to be on a decline after different safety measures were implemented across the country. However, there might be some patients who are not included in the risk group or without symptoms that haven’t been able to get tested yet.

As a result, Bangkok will implement proactive COVID-19 testing in order to help find “hidden” patients and give them the necessary treatment needed.

All area with reported cases will be investigated

More COVID-19 Tests in Bangkok
Image credit: Bangkokbiznews

Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the director-general of The Department of Disease Control informed on 8th April 2020 that Thailand will practice proactive COVID-19 investigation in Bangkok soon. 

While medical staff are not going to test everybody in Bangkok, those in specific areas with known clusters and COVID-19 cases will be investigated to ensure they are free from the virus.

Further information and announcements regarding the particular locations to be tested will be shared soon. Stay tuned for updates.

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