Thailand sees increasing demand for drive-through COVID-19 tests hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) –
The demand for drive-through COVID-19 tests in Thailand has been increasing in the recent time as the pandemic is raging the Southeast Asian country.

Vejthani Hospital in Bangkok is offering this service at the price of 6.500 baht (198 USD) for both Thais and foreigners.

To qualify for the drive-through test, the person’s body temperature should be around 37.5 Celsius (normal body temperature).

The person must show no other symptoms such as coughing, runny nose and having difficult breathing, as well as have no travel history and no visitation to high-risk places since the outbreak began.

If the person has suspected symptoms, he or she has to undergo the standard test at the hospital which could cost around 10,000 baht (304 USD) instead. At Vibhavadi Hospital, the test also costs 6,500 baht and if the result comes out to be positive, the cost for the test will be free.

The hospital said it has administered more than 2,256 drive-through tests between March 18 and April 5 and the demand has been increasing.

Thailand reported 38 new COVID-19 cases and one death on April 7, bringing the total numbers to 2,258 and 27 respectively.  Meanwhile, 824 patients have recovered./.