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Thai govt to launch Covid-19 contact-tracing app

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The Nation Thailand


May 10. 2020


The government will soon launch a Covid-19 contact-tracing app as part of its latest efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the government will regularly organise virus testing for six risk groups, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Sunday (May 10).


Thai govt to launch Covid-19 contact-tracing app


The Thai government will soon launch one application. More details will be given out during Monday's report of the Covid-19 situation, he said.


"We intend to monitor those who have had contact with the virus and aim to bring only such patients for treatment, "he said. He was responding to concerns over privacy. He urged people to download the app which is expected to be announced later on Sunday


The new approach to deal with the virus has currently shifted from location targeting to testing of high-risk groups, he said. The regular test will target six at-risk groups -- medical personnel, newly suspected persons or those in state quarantine, car drivers in public transport, parcel deliverers, immigrant workers and those working in pubs, bars or other entertainment venues.


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