11 July 2024

Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University has now closed its campus until February 28th and is urging all its staff and students not to leave their lodgings or meet other people during the lockdown period, in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the university reported that 16 employees, most of whom reside in dormitories on-campus, tested positive for coronavirus and are undergoing treatment.

Online classes will be provided during the lockdown and lecturers have been asked to adjust their assessment methodology, such as by using online or take-home examinations, instead of in person exam sessions.

To ensure as much essential faculty work continues as is possible, some staff may be required to work in the office, said the university.