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Thailand Has Not Found Semen To Contain Covid-19

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Despite a Chinese study indicating that Covid-19 has been found in the semen of male patients who have recovered, Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) has noted there have been no confirmed results in the Kingdom.

However, Dr Wirawat Manosutthi, a DDC medical adviser said that doesn’t mean no protection should be used when engaging in sexual intercourse. Wirawat said it was highly recommended to use a condom for sexual intercourse to prevent other sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.

Even though the study results in China claim the virus has been found in semen, it does not conclude that it can be sexually transmitted. Furthermore, the experiment only used small samples and required further studies to confirm the results.

Wirawat also said the virus found was not concluded to be viable and furthermore, other coronavirus breeds have not been reported as being able to be transitted through sex. But precautions are still needed.

“We also recommend avoiding sex or living in close proximity with recovered patients for at least 30 days since the symptoms show up, as Covid-19 virus can be transmitted via droplets from coughing and sneezing,” he added. “To prevent Covid-19 infection, make sure to keep a distance of 1.5 to two metres between persons, wear a face mask, and wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds each time with soap and water or 70 per cent alcohol gel.”

If you have any inquiry, contact DDC hotline at 1422.

SOURCE: Nation Thaialnd

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