Improper handling test kits may have led to false positives at Mukdahan school

Mukdahan Haw Kaew Observation Deck

Mukdahan Haw Kaew Observation Deck. Photo: Gary.

The false positive results produced by COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits (ATKs) at Khamsoi Pittayasan School, in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Mukdahan, may be due to improper testing or storage of the ATKs, said Department of Disease Control (DDS) Director-General Opart Karnkawinpong today (Friday).

He disclosed that provincial health officials conducted mass COVID-19 testing using four brands of ATKs on 1,106 students and staff at the school, after 14 teachers and three students produced positive ATK results.

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By Thai PBS World

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