Thailand has given the go-ahead for home isolation of coronavirus patients with mild symptoms and the use of home self-test kits, as a stubborn coronavirus outbreak puts pressure on its capital’s health care and testing capacity.

Thailand has so far been predominantly using RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) tests but long queues at testing facilities in Bangkok, the epicenter, have caused a rethink of measures to track infections.

A Food and Drug Administration official said efforts were being made to keep the price of the kits, which are less accurate than RT-PCR tests, at around 100 baht ($3.06).

Authorities also approved home and community isolation for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic coronavirus cases, as daily infections of more than 9,000 stretch resources.

Thailand has so far recorded 353,712 cases and 2,847 fatalities overall.