Sunday’s Ministry of Public Health Situation Update shows that now 21 of the 35 confirmed cases in Thailand have recovered and been discharged, with only 14 still in hospital. The MOPH also release a News Release yesterday, which said:
“Today marks the 50th day that Thailand began implementing surveillance measures to prevent COVID-19. Thailand started screening travelers from disease transmission areas on 3 January 2020. At that time, there was no report of human-to-human transmission. The public can be confident in the disease surveillance and control system in Thailand. Until now, the MOPH has been implementing intense measures. Thailand is the first country to start screening at the airport for direct flights from transmission areas. Thus, Thailand was the first country that detected the first confirmed case outside the People's Republic of China.”
As you know from yesterday’s e-mail, yesterday afternoon, while I was writing this Newsletter, the Ministry of Education issued a directive to all schools in Thailand regarding COVID-19:
The directive states that any families who have been to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore or Japan must place themselves in 14 days of voluntary quarantine from their date of return to Thailand.
Any member of our school community who has been to one of the areas listed above should therefore stay away from school until they have completed this 14 days of quarantine (based on the day they arrived back in the country). If your child has not travelled to these areas, but a close family member has, they should also be included in the quarantine.
Please let your son/daughter’s Tutor know if your son/daughter will be missing school due to this quarantine. They will then work with your son/daughter’s teachers to ensure that more detailed information about each lesson is shared with those students not in school via Moodle.
We will continue to work closely with the appropriate health and education authorities to monitor the situation and make decisions about the best steps to take concerning the school, keeping you updated with any new information as it becomes available.
Roo Stenning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of High School
Residential Roundup: Part 3
While one group of Year 12 was on the Year 12 Residential to Udon Thani, described in last week’s Newsletter, another group of Year 12 students visited Siem Reap: