Another school in Bangkok closes after COVID-19 positive soars high


Bangkok, Thailand. A school in Bangkok is set to close next week after 910 of its students tested positive for COVID-19, the school director said on Tuesday.

Triam Udom Suksa Phatthanakan School, located in Soi Phattanakan 58 in Suan Luang, will close on Friday to sanitize its classrooms and premises. It will return to online learning from July 25-27 and August 1-5.

The school director, Jintana Srisarakham, said the face-to-face classes will resume on August 8, after its students submit a mandatory ATK test to their homeroom teachers the day ahead, confirming they are free from COVID-19 virus.

The school director also urged the students and families “to refrain from visiting risky areas to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.”

When onsite learning resumes, the school will impose a mandatory wear of face masks in the classrooms and other measures to contain the spread of the virus, the school director said.

Last week, Bangkok Christian College and Patumwan Demonstration School, both schools in Bangkok, shifted to online learning mode after a number of their students and staff tested positive for COVID-19.

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