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Thai Bits: Many Korat Schools Delayed, The Thai Health Ministry Disagrees With Pattaya COVID-19 Plans

June 13, 2021

Many Korat Schools Are Postponing Opening on June 14

Parents in Nakhon Ratchasima are worried about the transmission of Covid-19, so many schools have postponed the start of the new school year by three weeks.

Many private schools in Muang and other districts of this northeastern province announced the closures on their Facebook pages on Saturday.

In Bangkok and three neighboring provinces where most cases have been reported, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced that the new school year would begin on June 14th, 2021, but on-site learning would be banned.

Pluk Panya School and Sarasas Hua Thalae School in Muang district have postponed the new term to June 21, 2021. Saint Mary’s College in Muang district would start the new term on June 28, 2021, while Baan Khunnoo and Methaphat schools put it off until June 23, 2021.

June 14, 2021, will be the original opening date for most public schools.

The Thai Public Health Ministry Disagrees With Pattaya COVID-19 Plans

In response to Pattaya’s plans, the Public Health Ministry says quarantine will not be necessary for foreign holidaymakers vaccinated against malaria and yellow fever.

Thanes Supornsahasrungsri, acting president of the Chon Buri Tourism Council, said the ministry expressed concerns about the plan to welcome tourists during the peak season after giving Covid-19 shots to more than two-thirds of residents and hospitality workers.

Expats who are fully vaccinated could enter Pattaya without the need to quarantine for 14 days, even though they would have to stay in Bang Lamung and Sattahip districts for seven days before being allowed to leave.

Unlike Phuket, Pattaya is an open city and health officials feared it would be difficult to regulate the movement of tourists, Mr. Thanes admitted.

In August and September 2021, Pattaya is planning a soft reopening with the sealed route restriction to prepare for a full reopening.

Foreign tourists would have to stay in their hotels for three to five days before they could travel to pre-approved places which have been certified by the Safety & Health Administration (SHA).

Hopefully, that would ease the health authorities’ concerns ahead of the Pattaya reopening in October and he was optimistic Pattaya would get more vaccine doses to cover 70% of local citizens when it had a clear reopening date.

Approximately 900,000 vaccine doses are needed to inoculate 450,000 people or 70% of its population, he said.

Thai Bits: Some Schools Will Not Open On June 14th, Bangkok District Officials: SIlom Market COVID-19 Infections Are Being Exaggerating

June 11, 2021

Some Schools Will Not Be Open To Students On June 14th, 2021

The new school year will begin on June 14, 2021, but on-site learning will be prohibited in Bangkok and three neighboring provinces, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced June 10, 2021.
Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokesperson for CCSA, said the Education Ministry approved starting the new school year on June 14, 2021.
Classrooms will remain closed in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, and Samut Prakan, which will rely on remote learning for students.
Dr. Apisamai said the provincial communicable disease committees could halt the reopening of classrooms if an area was deemed unsafe due to transmission of Covid-19.
Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan are the areas hit hardest by the third wave of novel coronavirus disease.

Bamgkok District Believes That Number of People Infected From Silom Market Was Exagerated

The Bang Rak district office in Bangkok has denied reports that 310 people were infected with Covid-19 at the Lalai Sap market. The district is seeking vendors’ cooperation to suspend trading for 3 days between June 10 and June 12 2021 in order to conduct deep cleaning and mass testing. Silom market has been ordered indefinitely closed.
Recently, the district office said on its Facebook page that there have been just 13 infections at the market on Silom Soi 5 since May 26, 2021. Nine members of the family were deemed at risk.
The Covid-19 virus will be tested on 1,000 people at the market on Friday between 9am and 2pm, as well as local residents, officials said.
The district has asked vendors at the market for their cooperation in suspending trading from June 10 to June 12 for deep-cleaning and mass testing.
People are being urged to stop sharing fake news and help spread correct information.