The Centre for Covid-19 Administration has asked the Department of Disease Control and the Ministry of Education to evaluate the Covid-19 risks that remain with students. The answer is that students have a very low chance of coming into contact with the virus, but there are still worries concerning when students return home after school. Therefore schools will still continue to keep safety precautions including social distancing where students’ desks will be placed with as much space in between as possible for the time being. Apart from the safety precautions, all schools in the nation are now allowed to operate as usual to help minimize other effects that can take place. Students must gain access to education even in times of difficulty. Rooms with air conditioning will open the windows during lunch break to allow air circulation.
As for the Covid-19 situation in Thailand on 27 July 2020, the nation stands at the 106th country in the world with 4 new cases, a total of 3,295 cases, 3,111 have recovered from the virus, 126 are in medical care, and death number stands at 58. The 4 new cases are all Thais returning from abroad. 3 have returned from the USA, a Thai female tourist aged 44 returned to Thailand on the 20th and has been in quarantine at the state quarantine in Chonburi Province. She was confirmed positive for the virus on the 25th with no symptoms. The other 2 returning from the USA are 2 Thai students, a 25-year-old male, and a 21-year-old female, both arrived in Thailand on the 25th.
Both of the students were patients under investigation (PUI). The male had a fever and a sore throat while the female had a fever and lost her sense of smell, they were both confirmed positive. The last new COVID case returned to Thailand from Taiwan, a 30-year-old male who works as a factory employee. He arrived in Thailand on the 21st and has been in quarantine at the state quarantine in Bangkok. The man had diarrhea and was confirmed positive on the 25th.
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Source: INN News