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Phuket primary school reports parent tests positive for Covid-19

Caitlin Ashworth



PHOTO: Kajonkiet Pattana School

A primary school in Phuket made a brief announcement that a student’s parent tested positive for Covid-19. The Kajonkiet School Group made a post on its Facebook page, which was taken down within an hour, saying they were “unofficially” notified by the province’s public health office about the recent case and they are awaiting results from the second test to verify the case.

Nothing has been officially announced by the Phuket Provincial Public Health office to the public.

The patient’s child attends the Kajonkiet Pattana School, a private bilingual school in the Muang district. The school will be closed until further notice.

At this time, the student of that parent has been tested for Covid. They are awaiting the results.

The school’s management team posted an announcement on Facebook, saying they are waiting for the student’s results to see if the classmates or teachers need to be monitored or screened for the coronavirus.

No other details have been released about the case.

SOURCE: Facebook


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    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    They test, they find.
    Well done Sherlock.
    I know where my entertainment is coming from this holiday season.

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    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    They test, they find!!!!
    Well done Sherlock.
    I know where my holiday entertainment is coming from this year.

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    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    There are without a doubt more people in Phuket with the Chinese virus. It’s only a matter of when and not if the full lockdown will be enforced.

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      Alte Ledertasche

      Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Just checking flights to Dubai…Just in case.

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        Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:06 pm

        Your the sort of idiot that makes my day.
        It’s a global pandemic. Clue’s in the name.
        Nowhere to hide. Even for the super immune ex pat community in Thailand.

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          Alte Ledertasche

          Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:23 pm

          I do not hide you idiot. I am not afraid of this Virus. Its about timing to get out of Thailand. If there is a lock down announced what is most likely in my opinion it will be difficult to get out of Land of scam again as they may close all airports as they did last time in April/May.

          The only reason why we are still in Land of Scam is that the international schools are open. We not willing to pay for distance learning.

          If there is a lock down and schools are closed there is no reason here to stay and we simply will fly for 3 month to Dubai and make some holidays before moving to our next destination what was anyway planned for June next year. We have direct flights from Dubai to our country so great.

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            Disappointed In You

            Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm

            ‘Land of Scam’…cute. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Thailand will be better without you in it. 🙂

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            Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:49 pm

            Unbelievable, your stupidity knows no bounds.
            You have said what you intend or want to do. Do you think this virus or the countries you want to visit, care about your travel plans?
            Maybe you should turn on a TV or read a paper.

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            Alte Ledertasche

            Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:15 pm

            I read more papers than you do you moron.

            Dubai is open with a PCR test. No problem. We get 90day visa exemption there. They have direct flights to our next destination where my wife and children having citizenship and i can get my residence visa in their Embassy in Dubai.

            Our destination country is open with PCR test as well but has no direct flights to Thailand.

            So what ? Who is the idiot here ?

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      albert zweistein

      Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 2:23 am

      Yes and the Covid virus too.

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    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for providing me with a pantomime this festive season.
    Happy travels.

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    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Peter and Alte. – you guys are great. You’re an idiot, no you’re a moron. So funny. Way to go guys

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    Patrick Kelly

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 5:57 am

    : Antarctica can no longer lay claim to being the only continent free of coronavirus after 36 Chileans reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

    But I’m surprised there is an outbreak in Thailand. I thought masks work!

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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