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Coronavirus testing at Suvarnabhumi airport upgraded, gets results within 70 minutes

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International Arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok

International Arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Photo: David Leo Veksler / flickr. CC BY 2.0.


Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) has upgraded its COVID-19 testing facility at Suvarnabhumi international airport, which is now capable of producing test results within 70 minutes.

The DCD’s Director-General, Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said today (Tuesday) that the Point of Care RT-PCR laboratory, which was put into service on July 1st to conduct tests on foreign arrivals, such as diplomats, official guests, businessmen on short-term visits and those suspected to be infected, is capable testing 170 people a day.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World


1 thought on “Coronavirus testing at Suvarnabhumi airport upgraded, gets results within 70 minutes

  1. Why can’t they learn off the rest of the world take their temperature at the airport send them into quarantine at a hotel for 14 days and then start testing them there it would stop the confusion and all the mucking around as well as a lot more people in a hell of a lot of time

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