Nov 1 re-opening of schools still iffy, says governor

Nov 1 re-opening of schools still iffy, says governor

Action plans need to be scrutinised first for schools planning to reopen, says Nakhon Si Thammarat governor Kraisorn Wisitwong.
Action plans need to be scrutinised first for schools planning to reopen, says Nakhon Si Thammarat governor Kraisorn Wisitwong.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: It is still uncertain whether all schools in this southern province will be reopened for onsite learning on Nov 1 as planned due to the unrelenting surge of Covid-19 infections, governor Kraisorn Wisitwong said.

Mr Kraisorn said schools which believed they were ready to re-open had been told to submit their action plans in line with Education Ministry requirements to the provincial communicable disease committee by Oct 26.

The committee would evaluate the plans. Any schools which failed to pass the evaluation would have to postpone the re-opening by one week.

Random checks would be conducted at at least five schools in each education zone to ensure health safety for children, Mr Kraisorn said.

The governor said he had instructed all govenment offices to coordinate efforts to find new Covid-19 infections and bring them for treatment and quick recovery. Those who have been in close contact with the infected must be quarantined and people in high-risk groups must be 100% inoculated.

People had been asked to avoid travelling to areas with a high rate of infections, he added.

Nakhon Si Thammarat on Wednesday logged record single-day numbers, with 510 new infections and 10 fatalities.  The accumulated number of infections was 15,043 with 134 fatalities.

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