Thailand offers free Covid-19 tests for special cases

Sukhum Kanchanapimai

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Public Health Ministry has decided to provide free Covid-19 tests for people who have been in crowded locations, permanent secretary Sukhum Kanchanapimai said on Tuesday (March 17), but certain categories of people will not be covered under this free service.

Those who visited crowded spots including boxing stadiums and entertainment venues and have developed a cough, fever, nasal mucus and a sore throat are advised to wear face masks and immediately go for a coronavirus check at any public hospital.

If the test is positive, they will receive treatment free of charge.

However, the ministry said it will not provide free coronavirus tests for people who travel back from high-risk countries, those who interact with foreign tourists, people who have infected lungs without a cause, people whose family members travel to high-risk nations, those with respiratory diseases and medical personnel. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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