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New test kit will cut quarantine down to 10 days, says Anutin

Oct 16. 2020
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul
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By The Nation

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Friday that the plan to reopen the country to foreigners is under discussion and the authorities are looking into the option of reducing quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days.

The Public Health Ministry is also developing Covid-19 test kits that do not require the drawing of blood or swabs and will only take three to five days to produce an accurate result.

These test kits should then reduce the quarantine period to less than 10 days. Results of a study on a sample group will be at the next Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration meeting.

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