BANGKOK, Jan 23 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Saturday kicked off proactive Covid-19 testing in 80 communities to screen people who may be at risk of infection.
The tests will be conducted using antigen test kits that 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 a hospital, based on their symptoms.
Those interested can show up at their local testing centre with their ID card and a blue pen.
Everyone is required to strictly adhere to the DMHTTA principles to protect themselves from infection.
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday (January 22) that in the past 24 hours there are 8,112 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19, 177 of whom have arrived in Thailand from abroad.
Death toll increased by 19, while 7,582 patients were cured and allowed to leave hospitals.
The country’s total caseload from Covid-19 stands at 2,369,814 – 2,264,564 of whom have recovered, 83,231 are still in hospitals and 22,019 have died.
Separately, another 47,074 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, 114,570 their second shot and 397,925 a booster, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered nationwide to 111,882,595. - The Nation Thailand/ANN