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Free Covid-19 testing for four groups of people

By THE NATION

 

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Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin

 

Four groups of people will automatically receive free Covid-19 testing as they are considered patients under investigation, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 8).

 

They include:

 

1 Those who have a travel history to any foreign country and show symptoms of respiratory distress including coughing, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty in breathing and temperature over 37.3 degrees Celsius.

 

2 Patients in medical facilities who show symptoms of respiratory distress and have temperature over 37.5 degrees Celsius, as well as fitting either one of the following criteria: Having a career that involves public contact, having been to crowded areas, used to be in contact with a Covid-19 patient. All patients in medical facilities who have pneumonia will also get a free Covid-19 test.

 

3 Medical staff who have contact history with a Covid-19 patient and show symptoms of respiratory distress as well as have temperature over 37.5 degrees Celsius.

 

4 Those involved in cluster group cases, be they at least three medical staff or five people who are from the same place, and show symptoms of respiratory infection but test negative for any type of flu.

 

As of April 8, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 2369 -- 1,451 are under treatment of whom 23 are in a critical condition -- 888 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 30 deaths.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385660

 

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How many people in each of the four groups ? There would need to be at least hundreds in each group to make any difference to the overall situation .

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

As of April 8, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 2369 -- 1,451 are under treatment of whom 23 are in a critical condition -- 888 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 30 deaths.

This statement suggests to me that EVERYONE who tests positive ("confirmed cases"), symptomatic or otherwise, is placed in a medical facility, from which they mostly (97%) recover.  

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the problem won't stop until affordable testing is available

 

most people who have it try to hide it and stay at home, spreading it to healthy family members, as they don't want to pay the medical bill and/or be incarcerated for 2 weeks

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2 hours ago, SantiSuk said:

37.3 degrees is now a potential Covid sympton? Strewth - many people get to that temperature by walking from the car park in the midday sun into Tesco or Makro!

 

"A fever is usually when your body temperature is 37.8C or higher" (UK NHS guidelines)

Happy that mine was 35.7 this morning 😎

Stay safe everyone. 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

over 37.3 degrees Celsius.

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ?

 

37.2 in the morning is a normal temperature in France

 

if you walk 15 min in the sun, you will get that temporarly

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3 hours ago, SantiSuk said:

37.3 degrees is now a potential Covid sympton? Strewth - many people get to that temperature by walking from the car park in the midday sun into Tesco or Makro!

 

"A fever is usually when your body temperature is 37.8C or higher" (UK NHS guidelines)

Farang not strong same same Thai .. 

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