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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) 8/2021

With reference to the announcement that COVID-19 Committee Chulalongkorn University has been closely monitoring the situation to prevent further infections after it was found that residents of the staff dormitory building have been infected by the Corona Virus (COVID-19) with the last detected cases on February 11, 2021, some further updates on the situation are as follows;

  1. There have been no additional cases of COVID-19 infections during the period from February 12-15, 2021.  A follow up on the treatment of all staff members receiving treatment under the supervision of experienced medical personnel at the moment found that none of the patients are in a serious condition. 
  2. The Chulalongkorn Health Center has contacted all persons at risk to undergo a screening process and today (February 15, 2021) staff members determined to be in the high-risk group along with all security personnel who are residents of Chula Nivas staff dormitory whose initial tests were negative (showing no infections) were asked to undergo a second screening. The results of the second round of tests will be announced as soon as they become available. 

The COVID-19 Committee Chulalongkorn University wishes to emphasize that this viral spreading is still contained within the Chula Nivas dormitory area and not the “Chula Cluster” type of spreading that could also include the entire university campus area and its vicinity.  Such reference does not correspond with the actual facts and could cause the society at large to be more alarmed than necessary. 

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Announced on this February 15, 2021

The COVID-19 Committee Chulalongkorn University

Chula’s encouragement and support for research is excellent for teachers, students, and the public.

Associate Professor Dr. Suchana Chavanich Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University