Bodies of patients 'not contagious'Alcohol gel is given free of charge to people at the Bang Chak petrol station on Sukhaphiban 1 Road. Dr Somsak Akhasilp, the DMS director-general, said the virus dies when its host dies and there is no chance of it being transmitted to another person. Dr Somsak said Covid-19 patients fall into three categories: those who exhibit mild, medium and severe symptoms. Patients in the medium group usually suffer from other chronic ailments and are given two HIV/Aids retroviral drugs until they regain full function of their lungs. Those with severe symptoms require a respirator and have to be administered Favilavir, an antiviral drug.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 11:37 UTC