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TUESDAY, October 04, 2022
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Fearing Covid spike, PM tells people to test before returning to work

Fearing Covid spike, PM tells people to test before returning to work

SUNDAY, August 14, 2022

People returning from the long weekend holiday should take a rapid antigen test before going back to work, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Sunday.

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said Prayut wanted people to continue wearing face masks and washing their hands after returning from the holiday, which started with Mother’s Day on Friday.

Prayut urged people who indulged in risky behaviours during the trips and those with suspicious symptoms to take ATK tests so they would not spread the virus in workplaces, the spokesman said.

The PM was concerned that the high infection rate in the first two weeks of August could lead to another rapid rise in cases so he wanted people to keep their guards up.

On Sunday, Thailand recorded 1,773 new cases of Covid-19 and 30 deaths during the previous 24 hours.