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The Department of Disease Control recommends preparing to send children to school. Safe from Covid

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Ministry of Public Health reveals the COVID-19 situation. Last week's round Ready to make recommendations for educational institutions Child development centers and kindergartens to prepare for COVID-19 prevention By emphasizing the screening of sick children before entering school every morning. Regularly clean and add hand washing stations with soap. Along with advising parents if their child has even the slightest symptoms of illness, they should stop treating themselves at home. Until you are well, then return to school. Dr. Thongchai Keeratihatthayakorn Director-General of the Department of Disease Control revealed that Thailand is currently easing some COVID-19 measures so that people can return to normal life as close to normal as possible compared to before the outbreak. And during this period, many schools are starting to gradually open the semester. Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health Therefore, recommendations for educational institutions have been prepared. Child Development Center Kindergarten and primary school To prepare teachers, child care workers, and parents to prevent COVID-19 and respiratory diseases that may occur during the school term. Emphasis is placed on screening children and personnel before entering school every morning. Separate sick children from normal children. Wear a mask and have parents take the child home for treatment. Regularly clean the place, equipment, tools, toys, and provide a hand washing station with soap and clean water. or alcohol. You can study the guideline for prevention and control of disease and health hazards for teachers and child caretakers. Overview. Download documents at http://klb.ddc.moph.go.th/dataentry/handbook/form/188 People with flu-like symptoms should not go near elderly people. Dr. Thongchai added that if a child is sick, even if he or she has minor symptoms such as a low fever, coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, but is still able to eat and is cheerful, he would like to ask the child to stop studying and take ca re of his or her children at home. By taking care of the symptoms until the illness is gone. If the symptoms are severe or the symptoms do not improve, such as a high fever for more than 2-3 days, rapid breathing or panting until the ribcage is indented, not drinking milk/water, not being as cheerful as usual. Hurry and take him to see a doctor. And use a handkerchief to cover your mouth and nose. When coughing or sneezing and wash your hands thoroughly Avoid close contact with others. Eat hygienic foods from all 5 food groups, drink lots of water, and get enough rest. As for parents Always wash your hands with soap and water often before and after caring for a sick child. Separate children's personal items, such as glasses, toothbrushes, spoons, and hand towels. For the COVID-19 disease situation in Thailand, from 7 January - 12 May 2024, there were 14,937 cumulative cases reported, 104 cumulative deaths, and in the 18th week between 5 - 11 May 2024, patients were found to be receiving treatment in hospital s. 1,880 new nursing cases, an average of 269 cases per day, 588 pneumonia patients, 237 intubations, and 11 deaths. The deaths were among 608 people, especially those aged 70 years and over, who had a history of not being vaccinated. Didn't receive 1 dose, received 2 doses and did not receive stimulation. As expected at the beginning of the year Because COVID-19 has become an endemic disease. Patients can be seen all year round. It's no different from other respiratory diseases, including influenza. or RSV virus infection, etc. Therefore, we ask that people be aware but not panic. The general public should focus on maintaining personal hygiene. Especially when suspected of being sick, you should wear a mask. When in a crowded place or where there are large gatherings of people, such as on public transportation, hospitals, and elderly care facilities. And wash your hands often. If you are sick, you should not go near the elderly. Because they are a fragile group If infected, symptoms may be severe. For more i nformation, call the Department of Disease Control hotline. 1422. Source: Thai News Agency