Multiple schools in Rayong to close after Egyptian soldier tested Covid-19 positive

Photo: Students at Anuban Sukhothai School Amphoe Mua during the first day of school on July 1 | Arthur Cajolo

Six municipal and two nursery schools in Rayong will close starting tomorrow (Tuesday) until further notice after one member of the Egyptian army tested positive for the COVID-19. According to reports, the team of the Egyptian military visited a mall and other venues in Rayong last week.

Students will learn through online platforms except those at the nursery level.

It is unclear whether the one who contracted the virus was among the group who went shopping and sightseeing whilst briefly staying in the province.

From tomorrow until Friday, the Taksin Rayong College of Technology will be closed for the same reason.

“Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutaecha, meanwhile, pleaded with the residents of Rayong province to have faith that medical personnel will be able to contain any possible spread of the disease,” Thai PBS World said in their report.

He said authorities concerned, including the military and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, have been investigating how the Egyptian military delegation was able to venture out of their hotel without supervision by local authorities, the report added.

Source: Thai PBS World

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