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No Covid-19 cases after thousands of tests in Bangkok, Rayong: DDC


More than 4,200 people in Rayong and Bangkok, who were seen as at risk for Covid-19 infection following the cases of the Egyptian soldier and the Sudanese ambassador's daughter, have tested negative, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said.

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DDC director-general Dr Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoen made the statement at a brief conference at the department after the two recent cases involving foreigners caused panic among Thais in Rayong and Bangkok.
He said that on July 14, 1,336 people who had tested themselves at mobile labs in Rayong were all negative, while 267 tests in a mobile lab in Bangkok had also been 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.
He advised people to continue the hygiene measures of wearing a mask, washing hands, avoid sharing personal items with others and maintaining physical distancing to minimise the odds of getting infected.

Published : July 17, 2020

By : The Nation