BMA closes all municipal schools and nurseries for 11 days, officials to work from home

All 437 municipal schools and 292 nurseries operated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have been ordered closed for 11 days, as 121 more new COVID-19 cases were recorded this late afternoon in Samut Sakhon province.

City Hall spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said that the temporary closure is intended to reduce social activity among children, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, adding that city officials, except those responsible for providing services directly to the public, such as the issuance of new ID cards, have been told to work from home.

He urged other government agencies and private companies to allow their staff to work from home as well, to reduce travelling and the risk of being exposed to the virus.

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