Bangkok Christian College clarifies current number of Covid-19 infected school personnel at 200, not 700

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Bangkok –

Bangkok Christian College today, July 8th, clarified the current number of students and teachers who have been infected with the Covid-19 Coronavirus at 200. The number of 700, as stated previously in the news, was the accumulative number since the first semester of 2022.

Waraporn Subsomboon, the school’s director and deputy director of academic affairs, revealed to the press that there was a miscommunication in reporting the number of infections among students, teachers, and school personnel.

The director stated: “The number of 700 infected teachers and students was the cumulative number since the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 2022, accountable for only about 10 percent of all people in the school which was about 5,000 people.”

“Currently, the actual number of students and teachers who have been infected with coronavirus is 200, and all of them are under medical treatment. However, the school had to come out to clarify for mutual understanding due to previous incomplete communication, causing concern to a large group of people.”

Bangkok Christian College will conduct online classes on July 11th-12th and will resume regular on-site teaching on the 20th under the public health preventive measures and the education ministry’s regulations. The school will also periodically and closely assess the situation. Nearly all students infected are mild or asymptomatic according to the college.


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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.