‘Patient Under Investigation’ criteria stretched to cover more people

The Public Health Ministry has expanded the definition of “Patient Under Investigation” (PUI) to four cases where free tests will be administered, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 8).

1. Passengers screened by international communicable disease control will become PUI if they display any of the following symptoms – body temperature of 37.3 degrees Celsius or more, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing – together with risk factors including a recent history of travel abroad.

2. Patients in hospitals divided into two sub-cases:

Patients with body temperature above 37.5C or cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.

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