An estimated 130 secondary school students have been placed into quarantine following the positive COVID-19 test result of two students.
The two infected students at Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School live in the same building in Quarry Bay, where a number of other cases emerged recently.
The students are said to have attended school to undertake exams at a time when they would have been infectious. As a result, all students who were in the same hall, along with school staff, have been placed in government quarantine.
Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said “According to our understanding from the school, there are around 130 students who sat in the same hall during an exam over a few days for the Form 6 students, and around five teachers and maybe a few other supporting workers such as cleaning workers, etc. So we’re still counting the numbers.
“The total number of students in the other forms may be several hundred, so they will need to undergo testing. Also, the household members of those who have been put under quarantine will be subject to a compulsory testing order.”
This latest move has caused concern among parents who are worried about their children being put into quarantine unaccompanied by a parent.
For information on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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