Covid-19 results after thousands of tests in Bangkok, Rayong came back negative


The Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced that the result they conducted to more than 4,200 people in Rayong and Bangkok, who were seen as at risk for Covid-19 infection, came back negative.

The testing was done following the cases of the Egyptian soldier and the daughter of the Sudanese diplomat who tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to DDC director-general Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoen, there were 1,336 people on July 14 who had tested themselves at mobile labs in Rayong and 267 tests in a mobile lab in Bangkok — all were negative.

On July 15, 1,252 Rayong people had been tested of whom 1,247 were negative while five samples were still being looked at.

On July 16, 1,244 Rayong people were tested in mobile labs while 97 got a virus test in Bangkok. The results are awaited.

Dr. Suwannachai advised people to always wear a mask, wash hands, avoid sharing personal items with others, and maintain physical distancing to limit the chance of contracting the virus.

Source: The Nation

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