Thammasat: Reports of students infected with Covid-19 fake news 

THAMMASAT University today (Oct. 1) categorically denied any of its students have been infected by Covid-19 as claimed by widely circulated news reports with the administrators branding them as fake news, Siam Rath newspaper reported.

The false reports are based on a fake document dated September 22, 2020 which the university administration debunked and stated it had never circulated it nor does anyone there know anything about it.

This misleading document says the following:

“As has been reported that 10 students have been infected with Covid-19, with the university having rushed to give assistance to these students and also announced it, all students, professors, other personnel and staff are urged to cooperate by wearing face masks.

“For safety, the university will be closing because of special necessity as a special unit has to come in and spray disinfectant throughout the compound during October 1-3, 2020.

“For those students who have to sit for an exam during this period the university will arrange an online exam for them during October 5, 6 and 7, 2020.

“Students should observe their symptoms and if they have high fever they have to go to the hospital immediately. 

“In accordance with the authority of Thammasat University, activities within the compound have been stopped, with no activities allowed at Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus, it is prohibited for Thammasat groups to use the compound for political and other gatherings.”

Meanwhile the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today (Oct. 1) that there were five more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours with all of them having come from overseas, one each from the Philippines, India, Iran and two from Brazil, reported.

This takes the total to 3,569 cases; the addition of five more recoveries raises the total to 3,379; 131 patients are still undergoing treatment; and with no additional deaths the toll remains 59.

According to the WHO globally, as of 4:28 p.m. CEST (9.28 p.m. in Thailand), September 30, 2020, there have been 33,502,430 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 1,004,421 deaths.

Latest tallies show that there are 7,077,015 confirmed cases in US and 203,875 deaths; 6,225,763 confirmed cases in India and 97,497 deaths; 4,745,464 confirmed cases in Brazil and 142,058 deaths; as well as 1,176,286 confirmed cases in Russia and 20,722 deaths.


Top: Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus and the fake document, Photo: Siam Rath


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