Omicron fear closes over 100 schools in Bangkok for a week


Governor Aswin Kwanmuang of Bangkok announced on Friday that more than 100 schools in the capital have been ordered to suspend onsite learning until January 16.

Due to the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases brought by the Omicron variant, Aswin ordered to close 109 city-run secondary schools.

On Friday morning, a total of 7,526 new cases were reported.

The governor said each school would offer online teaching until January 16 before reassessing the Covid-19 situation in their area, adding that school managers had to prioritize the safety of their pupils, teachers, and staff, The Nation reported.

Bangkok, said the governor, has prepared to vaccinate 16,391 students aged 12 and above this month. Jabs for children aged 5-11 will be offered in February. This age group will receive a lower dose of 10 micrograms, compared to 30mgs for the 12-plus group.

Parents must give consent for vaccination of children aged 5-11, the report added.

Source: The Nation

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