Hong Kong: Hong Kong will reopen face-to-face classes in schools from September 23 thus ending school-goers’ classes from home for over four months. A total of 900,000 students are eagerly waiting to attend schools, reported Reuters.
According to the city’s Secretary for Education, Kevin Yeung, the resumption would be in a phased manner with grades 1, 5 and 6 resuming for secondary schools, primary schools and upper kindergartens on September 23. The other grades would reopen on September 29.
At the beginning of August, the Hong Kong government had said that face-to-face classes would not be possible indefinitely as the authorities struggled to contain the third wave of COVID-19.
The policy reversal came with daily coronavirus cases dropping substantially to single and low double digits from triple digits even a few weeks earlier. Mass coronavirus testing is offered for all Hong Kong residents beginning this week.