Another Bangkok school returns to online learning after Covid spike
The school, located on Henri Dunant Rd in Bangkok’s Pathum Wan district, said it would resume on-site learning on July 18, as July 13-17 are public holidays for Asanha Bucha and Buddhist Lent. .
Bangkok Christian College in the Bang Rak district switched to online teaching on Thursday after more than 700 of its students and staff tested positive for Covid-19.
However, the school announced on Friday that the 700 infections represented the total number of cases reported since May 17, the first day of the school year.
“Currently, around 200 students and staff at Bangkok Christian College who have tested positive for Covid-19 are undergoing treatment, out of a total of around 5,000,” the school’s principal, Waraporn Subsomboon, said on Friday.
“To curb the spread, we will switch to online instruction on July 11 and 12 and again on July 18 and 19, with public holidays from July 13 to 17. On-site instruction will resume on July 20,” said she added.
Waraporn said the school is following Ministry of Education guidelines regarding outbreaks. Students are screened through ATK testing every week and any classes reporting infections are suspended, while everyone in school must wear face masks at all times.
“We will periodically assess the situation and adjust the learning method accordingly,” she said, adding that the school remains committed to on-site learning as the best teaching method.