Bangkok school shut after single case

Suankularb Wittayalai School is back to online study this week after a student tested positive for Covid-19, the school says.

Bangkok school shut after single case
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Bangkok school shut after single case

published : 22 Nov 2021 at 14:12

writer: R May


Suankularb Wittayalai School is back to online study this week after a student tested positive for Covid-19, the school says.

The school is reverting to online-online classes barely a week after it resumed on-site study.

The all-boy secondary school in Bangkok said on its Facebook page that in the first two weeks of the new term, which started Nov 1, the school conducted classes entirely online.

Last week the school arranged for on-site study along with continued online classes -- until it discovered a student was infected with Covid-19.

The Mathayom 6 (grade 12) student contracted the virus from his parents, according to Thanu Wongjinda, deputy secretary-general of the Office of the Basic Education Commission.

The school said the infected student was receiving treatment. His classmates have been administered an antigen test; results were negative.

Nonetheless the students were placed in quarantine for seven days, after which time they will take another antigen test.

Teachers who came into contact with the student were now in home isolation and have been teaching remotely .

Mr Thanu said that for the peace of mind of parents and other students, the school will limit study to online classes from today to Friday.

In the meantime, school premises will be cleaned.

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  • antigen : a harmful substance that causes your body to produce antibodies to fight it - แอนติเจน, สารที่กระตุ้นการสร้างแอนติบอดี้, สารก่อภูมิต้านทาน, สิ่งแปลกปลอมที่เข้าไปในร่างกาย แล้วร่างกายจะผลิตสารซึ่งเรียกว่าแอนติบอดีขึ้นมาต่อต้าน หรือทำลายสิ่งแปลกปลอมนั้น ๆ
  • contract : to become infected with a disease - ติดเชื้อ
  • deputy : a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation - รอง
  • isolation : set apart from; disconnected from - แยกออกมา ตั้งอยู่เดี่ยวๆ
  • nonetheless : despite what has just been said or done; nevertheless; even so - ถึงอย่างไรก็ตาม, ถึงอย่างนั้นก็ตาม
  • remotely : from a distance -
  • resume : to begin again after stopping for a period of time - เริ่มอีกครั้ง, กลับมาอีกครั้ง
  • revert (verb) : when something returns and goes back to what they were before - กลับสู่สภาพเดิม
  • secondary school : a school for young people, usually between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18 - ชั้นมัธยมศึกษา
  • secretary-general (noun) : the person who is in charge of the department that deals with the running of a large international or political organisation - เลขาธิการ, เลขาธิการใหญ่
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