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Announcement The COVID-19 Committee Chulalongkorn University Measures Implemented after Members of the Community Are Found to Have Been Infected with the 2019 Corona Virus (COVID-19) 5/2021

With reference to the announcement that residents of the staff dormitory building have been found to be infected by the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and that all patients have been admitted for treatment at Chulalongkorn Hospital;

The COVID-19 Committee of Chulalongkorn University has taken proactive measures to expand the proactive screening to an additional 389 persons (bringing the total number of persons screened for the virus to 619).

As a result of the thorough screening one other person has been found to be infected by the 2019 Corona Virus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of cases to 14 infected persons.

The COVID-19 Committee of Chulalongkorn University offers its assurance that the situation is currently under control.  The area around the Chulanivas staff dormitory is, however, still being given special attention and the residents continue to be closely monitored over a period of 14 days.  All residents are being provided with daily meals and are required to register for the “Mor Chana” smart phone application to ensure strict surveillance of their movements in and out of the premises.  All rooms on every floor have undergone thorough cleaning and sanitizing.  Bathrooms, toilets and sanitary ware are regularly washed and particular attention has been given to cracks and leakages that could aid the spreading of the virus.

To assure maximum safety, the Institute for Urban Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Disease Control have also inspected the building and taken environmental samples in search of COVID-19.

Should there be any further developments on this matter the COVID-19 Committee Chulalongkorn University will continue to provide further updates and information via the website under “Featured”.

Announced on this February 9, 2021

The COVID-19 Committee Chulalongkorn University

The sense of kinship and warmth found in the Chula community is priceless and a treasure worth keeping.

Prof. Dr. Pornanong Aramwit Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University