Kathu Municipality confirmed the school closures through an announcement posted online this morning (July 5).
The four schools in Kathu ordered closed were named as Kathu Municipal School 1 and Kathu Municipal School 2, along with the Ket Ho Child Development Center and the Kathu Child Development Center.
The four schools have been ordered closed by Kathu Mayor Chaianan Sutthikul “as a precaution” from today (July 5) through to July 18.
Students may return to the schools to resume classes on July 19, Mayor Chaianan said in the notice.
In the meantime, the four schools will undergo intensive cleaning and sanitising of key areas, he added.