(Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)Up to 40 more labs will be given approval to run tests for Covid-19 infections nationwide by the end of this month, according to the Department of Medical Sciences. The virus detection test gave a more accurate result and would show positive 5-7 days after an individual contracted the disease. He said the Covid-19 test kits and solution liquids were reserved for use by medical establishments and hospitals, as permitted by the Food and Drug Administration. His comments are in line with the government's continued suppression of online sales of so-called home "Covid-19 test kits", which experts have confirmed are not effective in detecting the virus. Of the tablets, 18,000 will be given to state-run regional hospitals which form the medical nerve centres of the clusters of infections in provinces.
Source: Bangkok Post March 31, 2020 10:52 UTC