Thai airport can produce Covid-19 test results within 70 minutes


The lab at Suvarnabhumi international airport is capable of testing 170 arriving passengers per day. - Reuters

BANGKOK (Xinhua): Thailand's Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Public Health's Disease Control Department (DCD) has upgraded its Covid-19 testing facility at Suvarnabhumi international airport, now capable of producing test results within 70 minutes.

"When the facility was set up on July 1st at the airport's Point of Care RT-PCR laboratory, it took an estimated 90 minutes to determine if the arriving passenger tested positive or negative for Covid-19," said CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin.

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