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CCSA: Over 200,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 via ATK last week

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said this afternoon (August 4) that last week, July 24-July 30, as many as 201,554 people tested positive for this highly-infectious disease via antigen test kit (ATK) or an average of 28,793 cases a day with this total being worrisome, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s

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Chula varsity opens lab to test Monkeypox, result out in 24 hours

  A RAPID test for Monkeypox with the result available within 24 hours was launched today (July 27) by Chulalongkorn University’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, a professor of neurology and head of this centre, said tests will be conducted by real time PCR, Conventional

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Covid panel has not yet scrapped PCR test for travellers 

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee decided at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (April 8) to put off cancelling RT-PCR test and only use ATK for travellers coming to the country by Test & Go, Sandbox and Quarantine procedures, Sanook.com said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, said the

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Songkran rules set while pre-arrival PCR test dropped

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee today (Mar. 18) set the rules for celebrating Songkran festival while dropping the mandatory PCR test 72 hours before travelling to Thailand, Matichon and Naewna newspapers said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, said the executive committee meeting presided over by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha acknowledged

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