Update: 07:45 | 08/04/2020
Thailand’s cabinet on April 7 approved a proposal of the country’s Ministry of Education to postpone the reopening of all schools for the new semester from May 16 to July 1, part of measures to control the Covid-19 epidemic.
Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said the ministry will change learning methods to suit the curriculum at all levels for the 2020 school year.
Speaking after the cabinet meeting, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said classes would be moved online. The ministry would prepare both teachers and students for online classes, and take into consideration the capabilities and differences of each location.
However, he gave no indication when online classes would begin.
Thailand reported 38 new Covid-19 cases and one death on April 7, bringing the total number to 2,258 and 27 fatalities. Meanwhile, 824 have recovered.
The rate of infections may be on the decline compared to the 51 new cases recorded one day earlier and 102 on April 5.