Almost all schools in Rayong close as teachers went to places Egyptian soldier did


RAYONG — Up to 274 schools in Rayong reached a decision to cancel their classes after their teachers were believed to have visited places where they may have been at risk of getting infected with Covid-19.

These schools, according to a report, include 11 vocational colleges, 223 public schools, 32 private schools and eight informal educational institutes.

In Bangkok, meanwhile, Samsenwittayalai School decided to close on Wednesday (July 15) after one of its students was found to have visited the hotel in Rayong where the Egyptian soldier who tested positive for Covid-19 had been staying. The student, meanwhile, is required to go into self-quarantine for 14 days.

Another school in Bangkok, the Sainampeung School in Khlong Toei district, will also cancel the classes from July 15 to 17 “because the director is worried about a second wave of infections caused by an “emergency situation” announced by the Education Ministry,” said The Nation in their report. It is believed he may be referring to the case of a nine-year-old Sudanese girl who tested positive for Covid-19 and stayed in a condominium near the school, the report added.

As many as 274 schools in Rayong have had to close because their teachers visited venues where they may have been at risk of contracting Covid-19, while the Education Ministry said it will restart online classes.

According to Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan, almost all schools in Rayong have been closed, but they are preparing to use the online platform in case there is a second-wave of Covid-19 infections.

He said classrooms may be entirely done away with if there’s a second-wave of infections as the ministry is prepared to conduct online lessons so students are able to complete their semester.

Source: The Nation

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