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Bangkokians returning after Songkran visit to provinces can self-assess for infection risk


Bangkok Governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang on Thursday said that people who visited their hometowns during the Songkran holidays and were now returning to Bangkok should perform Covid-19 self-evaluation via the website: http://bkkcovid19.bangkok.go.th/.

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“This platform has been set up to help prevent the spread of the outbreak by providing necessary information for disease tracing by health officials,” he said.

“It is easy to use. People need to scan a QR code to verify themselves, and input their personal data and travel history. The system will calculate the risk level for each person and give instructions on the steps to follow. People who have low risk will be told to self-quarantine for 14 days, while those who have high risk will be visited by health officials who will perform a swab test free of charge.

Bangkokians returning after Songkran visit to provinces can self-assess for infection risk

“People should also adhere to the ‘D-M-H-T-T-A’ principles advised by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, which are: distancing from others, wearing a face mask, washing hands, checking body temperature, testing for Covid-19, and using applications such as Thai Chana and Mor Chana,” he said.

The governor added that people could also contact Bangkok’s health office for advice and enquiries about Covid-19 on tel: 0-2203-2393, 0-2203-2396, 0-2245-4964 or 097 046 7549, which is available 24/7, or contact Department of Disease Control hotline at 1422.

Published : April 16, 2021

By : THE NATION