Thailand: Bangkok City Hall organizes Covid-19 tests throughout the city until January 31

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BANGKOK, Jan 23 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) launched proactive Covid-19 testing in 80 communities on Saturday to screen people who may be at risk of infection.

The tests will be carried out using antigen test kits which can provide results in 30 minutes. Those who test positive for Covid-19 will then undergo an RT-PCR test for confirmation.

Those who test positive using the RT-PCR test will receive treatment either at home, at a community isolation centre, field hospital or hospital, depending on their symptoms.

Interested persons can come to their local test center with their ID card and a blue pen.

Everyone is required to strictly adhere to the principles of the DMHTTA to protect themselves from infection.

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday January 22 that in the past 24 hours, 8,112 new patients tested positive for Covid-19, 177 of whom arrived in Thailand from overseas.

The death toll rose by 19, while 7,582 patients were cured and allowed to leave hospitals.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 2,369,814 – of which 2,264,564 have recovered, 83,231 are still hospitalized and 22,019 have died.

Separately, a further 47,074 people received their first Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, 114,570 their second vaccine and 397,925 a booster, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered nationwide to 111 882 595. – The Nation Thailand/ANN

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