Schools holding off on reopening for a fortnight

 | Tue 31 Aug 2021 16:35 ICT

Chiang Mai Province will hold off allowing schools to open for on-site learning for another fortnight, said the provincial office of education.

The Covid Response Centre announced that only 27 people have been reported to have tested positive for the virus today, numbers slowly dropping over the past week.

As there are still many beds available across Chiang Mai, both in hospitals and felid hospitals (3,000 beds), it is believed that Chiang Mai may soon be ready to slowly open.

With more people undergoing home quarantine, said governor Charoenrit Sanguansat, there will be more spot checks by authorities to ensure compliance as well as to check for suitability of home locations. With the new Chang Klan cluster, the governor is also considering ‘local quarantining’ for specific areas.

There are currently 300 out of a total of 1,000 schools and educational institutions across the province who say that they are ready for on-site learning.