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  1. Kindergartens open after two months

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Children bid farewell to their premature summer holiday yesterday, with some kindergartens reopening after the swine flu outbreak forced them to close early for the annual break. While about 70 per cent of kindergartens were scheduled to reopen next month, Kindergarten Association vice-chairwoman Wisa Liu Fung-heung said a number of schools would resume classes ...

  2. School closures 'only if needed'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Dr Chow said. In assessing the risk to schools, the government would pay careful attention to primary schools and kindergartens, as data showed that children, especially those younger than ... teach students via video,' Mr Cheung said. 'We can upload teaching materials onto the internet, just as many of us did during the Sars outbreak,' he said. Kindergarten Association ...

  3. School flu policy may be eased as fear wanes

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... before schools reopen. The Australian International School, the first to end its summer break, is due to reopen on July 27. Twenty per cent to 30 per cent of kindergartens are also due to resume ... officially known as A(H1NI) flu, are much tougher- a school is shut if there is a single confirmed infection. This resulted in the closure of all primary schools and kindergartens on June 12 after ...

  4. Shutting schools conquered swine flu

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More than half of the victims of a swine flu pandemic three years ago were school children and school closures proved to be a practical way to slow the spread of the disease, a study has found. Between May and September 2009, 25,473 cases of influenza A (H5N1) were reported, forcing the closure of all kindergartens, primary schools and special ...

  5. Flu season peaks later than usual

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The influenza season has hit Hong Kong later than usual this year, with a large rise in the number of people in homes for the elderly and kindergartens suffering flu ... centres and kindergartens. All have seen an increase in the number of flu cases, and Dr Tsang expects them to continue to rise over the next two weeks. In elderly care homes, almost three in 1,000 ...

  6. 100 schools may be hit by swine flu wave

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ella Lee

    ... for consultation and a laboratory confirmation.' Dr Tsang said 100 schools had reported outbreaks during last year's winter flu peak. There are more than 2,000 kindergarten, primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. 'I would not be surprised if we have a similar number in this peak,' he said. Since mid-August, some international schools, kindergartens and nurseries have ...

  7. School first to reopen since flu broke out

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Australian International School was the first to reopen yesterday after an outbreak forced the closure of all primary schools and kindergartens last month. The school, which has also implemented precautionary measures, was among several secondary schools that closed early for the summer holidays after confirmed swine flu cases were found. A stream of students ...

  8. 2.8m unused swine flu doses to be dumped

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fewer than 200,000 were taken. The swine flu pandemic led to 80 casualties and 282 severe cases. Meanwhile, the Po Leung Kuk Tam Au-yeung Siu Fong Memorial Kindergarten in Whampoa will be closed ...

  9. Baby girl critical after flu takes turn for worse

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Danny Mok A one-year-old baby girl was in critical condition last night after developing severe complications from seasonal flu. The news came just days before kindergartens ... A government official, speaking anonymously, said the case of the baby girl was an isolated one and would not affect the reopening of kindergartens next week. The official said the baby had not been ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the virus. His death came despite treatment with Tamiflu and antibiotics. Meanwhile, two new critical cases of the virus were reported yesterday. Also, Kornhill Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten in Eastern ...




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