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Yala halts testing at lab after results contradicted

By THE NATION

 

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Yala province has temporarily shut its Covid-19 laboratory after its results were contradicted by results at the lab in the Songkhla Medical Sciences Centre, said Dr Songkran Maichum, Yala public health officer on Tuesday (May 5).

 

“Yala has conducted proactive testing of over 3,000 samples in the past weeks and reported on Sunday [May 3] that 40 people had tested positive for Covid-19,” he explained. “The government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) later rejected the results as new confirmed cases after the samples were retested at Songkhla Medical Sciences Centre and found to be negative for Covid-19.”

 

The centre then submitted the samples for a third test at the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Medical Sciences, with the results expected later today, he added.

 

“In the meantime, the province will temporary shut down the lab and investigate why the test results from the two institutes are different,” said Songkran. “As for the proactive testing, the province will continue this approach with a focus on areas that have high risk of infection. We will also switch working hours for staff conducting the tests to night-time during the month of Ramadan, which ends on May 23.” Yala is a Muslim-majority province.

 

As of April 4, Yala had recorded 126 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Ninety-nine of those cases have fully recovered, while 25 remain hospitalised and two have died.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30387312

 

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The tests are seriously flawed. Lots of false positives. There is no reliable test. 

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poor quality tests?  poorly trained staff?  testing method itself unreliable?

 

or none of the above?

 

it very well could be that "this is a very brilliant enemy.  You know, it’s a brilliant enemy.  the germ has gotten so brilliant that the tests can’t keep up with it."

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medical hub of asia 

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18 hours ago, ChouDoufu said:

poor quality tests?  poorly trained staff?  testing method itself unreliable?

 

or none of the above?

 

it very well could be that "this is a very brilliant enemy.  You know, it’s a brilliant enemy.  the germ has gotten so brilliant that the tests can’t keep up with it."

Like, now you see me now you dont.

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I'm on a boat (ship if you want to call it that) in Singapore, with 30 crew. We have all been tested (antigen, antibody) twice now, in the last 10 days.

Everyone has tested negative both times. If Covid is so widespread and infectious, then I'm surprised that no-one onboard has been exposed to it. Unless the tests are dodgy.

The boat is based here and we were all out and about before restrictions were put in place. Now we aren't even allowed to step on the dock !! Bit overkill 🙂

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14 hours ago, rasmus5150 said:

Somebody did not get the memo from Bangkok.

 

No positive tests...!!!...!!!....

 

Don't wanna tarnish Thailand's image

Your post is probably closest to the mark...

 

 

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