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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.