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Chulalongkorn University in lockdown following discovery of Covid cluster

Maya Taylor

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Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University has closed until the end of February in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, following the discovery of 16 cases on campus. The university is urging all staff and students to remain in their accommodation and not to go out or meet others between now and February 28.

16 university employees have tested positive for Covid-19. According to a Thai PBS World report, most of them live in on-site dormitories and are currently undergoing treatment.

Students will continue to receive tuition through online classes, with the university’s lecturers having to adjust how they assess students. It’s understood online and take-home exams will replace in person exams. However, the university says that in order to ensure essential faculty work continues, some staff may have to work in the office during the lockdown period.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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11 Comments

11 Comments

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    Gosport

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Must be Burmese students

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    Peter Nielsen

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Unbelievable! This corona hysteria will never stop, obviously! Jesus, man!

    Does anyone here know how many years it will take before Thailand goes bankrupt? And how many lives this state bankruptcy will take?

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    Grumpy John

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Ha Ha Ha “take-home exams”! My best guess is most students will get 90% plus…..

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      Issan John

      Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      Ummm ….. “inevitable, as the West has discovered” 🙂

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    Issan John

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Inevitable, as the West has discovered.

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      vic

      Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      I keep asking if covid-fans like you, I. J.,exist for cowardy or for personal interest…

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        Bill

        Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 1:01 am

        Probably both. A selfish coward!

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        Issan John

        Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2:39 pm

        Maybe if you thought of other reasons, vic, then you’d have an answer instead of asking ‘which is a fruit: a cat or a dog’.

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