23 May 2024

The Thai Ministry of Education has postponed all formal activities planned for the country’s National Children’s Day this Saturday due to COVID-19 Omicron variant concerns, said Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong today (Tuesday).

The activities in Bangkok were to include 250 outstanding students paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Education Ministry.

Similar formal award and certificate presentation ceremonies planned for each province have also been postponed, until the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided, said the minister.

She added, however, that each province should consult its communicable disease committee for its consent to hold any other planned Children’s Day activities, but they may only go ahead with strict safety measures in place.

The minister said that Children’s Day celebrations will definitely be held this year, but when and under which format will be decided in line with the COVID-19 situation.