Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) has revealed that the number of Antigen Test Kit (ATK) users reporting their test results has jumped from 3% to 46%.
According to the NHSO, 122,412 people have been allocated kits so far and, of this number, 121,777 registered via the “Pao Tang” e-wallet application and the rest received kits from public health volunteers. Of 55,634 people who reported their test results, 379 tested positive for the virus.
NHSO deputy secretary-general Atthaporn Limpanyaler also warned recipients not to sell the kits to third parties, saying it defeats the purpose and complicates disease-control efforts.
He said selling the kits is illegal and recipients would not be allocated more kits if there was no record of use after the first hand-out, adding that the authorities have limited rapid test distribution to people at high-risk. (NNT)