11 July 2024

All schools in the municipal area of Mae Sot district, in Thailand’s western province of Tak, were ordered closed again today, only an hour after the resumption of in-person classes, when a report went viral that five people, including a student, were found to be infected with COVID-19.

Many parents hurried to schools to collect their children less than an hour after they had sent them back to school on the first day of classes in over a month.

Initial reports said that pro-active screening today had found a family of five, including a student, positive for the virus.

Members of this family had reportedly travelled to several places in Mae Sot district before their COVID-19 infections were diagnosed.