Announcement from NU Covid-19 Centre, Naresuan University On the 26th of March 2020, 5 pm.

Referring to Covid patient who is NU law student, she went to take a final exam at 3rd floor, Praptrichak 1 on the 16th of March 2020 whereby the university implemented measures to prevent the spreadout of covid by asking students to wear a surgical mask, use a hand sanitizer. Two rooms were provided for a group of 250 law students with 10 proctors where students were arranged to sit at least 1 metre away from each other. From the 17th of March 2020 onwards, the Faculty of Law had changed to online examination instead of traditional examination.
Furthurmore, the patient was found that she went to her friend’s private accommodation outside the university to do the take home examination. She subsequently went to see the doctor at Emergency Room, Naresuan University hospital with fever, throat irritation and a running nose.
Information centre for Covid infection would like to announce the followings:
1) A group of 250 students and 10 proctors are classified as “Low risk” group. Thus, they are suggested to do a self-monitor including wear a surgical mask, observe their own symptom e.g. fever, coughing, throat irritation, or a running nose. If those symptoms are found, pleas see the doctor.
2) A group of classmates who did the take home exam is classified as “High risk”. They are now under quarantined and monitored by Phitsanulok epidemiologist.
3) All staff who served the patient in ER department, Naresuan University hospital used Personal Protective Equipment throughout the treatment. However, they are now suspended from working and quarantined for 14 days.
4) For this case, the university together with local authority have been working collaboratively to clean up with disinfectant in the areas that the patient had been associated with e.g. accommodation, restaurant, Praptrichak 1 building.