Prayut reverses stance on test kit criteria

26.08.2021 - 08:50

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reversed his previous order specifying that only Covid-19 antigen test kits (ATK) approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) may be imported. Apparently aimed at ending a dispute between the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) and the Rural Doctor Society (RDS) over a plan to procure 8.5 million ATKs for mass testing, Gen Prayut last week ordered that only WHO-certified ATKs be purchased.

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