Bangkok school brings back online learning after Covid-19 outbreak

Triam Udom Suksa Phatthanakan School.

A secondary school in Bangkok is bringing back online learning after a big Covid-19 outbreak. The Triam Udom Suksa Phattanakan School, which teaches grades 7-12, has had as many as 910 students test positive for the virus. The school, located in Bangkok’s central district of Suan Luang, plans to shut down to be cleaned on Friday, July 22.

The online learning will begin on July 25 and last until August 8. When the students come back to school, they’ll have to follow disease control measures from the Public Health Ministry. This includes wearing face masks in classrooms where social distancing is hard to maintain. The school’s director, Jintana Srisarakham, said…

“During the shutdown, we urge students and families to refrain from visiting risky areas to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.”

Before returning to school in person, students must submit negative ATK test results to their homeroom teachers on August 7.

Following Thailand’s five-day holiday, the country is seeing a spike in new and serious Covid infections. As of July 17, the number of daily deaths increased to 21 on average, up from 16 on July 5. The number of patients requiring the use of ventilators jumped from 300 per day at the beginning of the month to 369 now.

The DDC has advised anyone who feels muscle and body aches, a sore throat, or irritation to get tested or seek medical care as those are the symptoms of an Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variant infection.

Today (July 20), there have been 2,886 new Covid-19 cases reported in Thailand and 19 new deaths. While there have been reports of around 2,000-3,000 cases being reported every day, some doctors have claimed that the actual number of current infections is more like 20,000 to 30,000 per day.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand | Worldometers

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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