Border school in Kanchanaburi closed for 3 days over fears of the Covid-19 spreading from Myanmar, tests negative so far

Kanchanaburi –

Ban Kui School in the Thong Pha Phum district of Kanchanaburi has been temporarily closed for three days after three students came in close contact with illegal border-crossers from Myanmar who were ill.

Kanchanaburi governor Jirakiat Phumsawat had sent a group of volunteers to perform a major clean-up at the school yesterday, September 1, to prevent the spread of the virus.

Jirakiat announced online regarding the public concern of the spread of Covid-19 in the region that no Covid-19 infected cases had yet been found and the school closure was just a precautionary measure against the situation.

He stated: “The authorities had taken 3 cases of who reportedly had a fever, including a 20-year-old male, 17-year-old male, and a 1-year-old child, to the state quarantine and to conduct a Covid-19 examination. They were border residents who had been in neighboring areas of Myanmar for more than 2 weeks and had not traveled to any place that was near the risk of infection.”

“The latest result of the examination proved that none of these people with a Covid-19 risk were infected. We would like to inform the public not to be over concerned about the situation.”

Following the second wave of the spread of Covid-19 namely in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, the disease-control measures have been reinforced along the Thai-Myanmar border across the country in order to monitor the illegal-crossers of neighboring countries who could possibly cross the border by waterways and other natural channels.

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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.