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Nearly all Rayong schools close “as a precaution” amid Covid-19 scare



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274 schools in Rayong have closed, following revelations that some teachers visited venues that had also been visited by an Egyptian soldier, and members of his air crew. One of the soldiers was found to be infected with the Covid-19 virus after he had left the country and flown back to Egypt. The Thai Education Ministry says classes will now take place online to ensure pupils can complete the semester.

The news comes as Samsenwittayalai School in Bangkok says it too has decided to close, as a student at the school recently visited the Rayong hotel where the infected Egyptian crewman was staying. That student is currently self-isolating for 14 days. In addition, another Bangkok school, close to the condo development housing a 9 year old Sudanese girl also infected with the virus, has closed temporarily as a precaution. Sainampeung School in the capital’s Khlong Toei district closed yesterday, as a result of what the Education Ministry is calling “an emergency situation”.

Preparations are now underway in Rayong for classes to continue online, with the Education Minister saying that in the event of a second wave of the virus, classrooms may be done away with completely.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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  1. Kelvin Bamfield

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

    and do you think this is not going to happen again and again and again – what is this doing for young developing minds – softening them up to be the first to have vaccine???


    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    the thai education minister knows ‘jack shit!” along with the rest of prayuts corrupt army idiots! the sooner they are gone the better… DEMOCRACY DEMOCRACY DEMOCRACY!!!!!!

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