With the start of the new school year only two weeks away, outbreaks of swine flu have already forced the closure of a Chai Wan special needs school and a Kwai Chung childcare centre. Both usually operate throughout the year. Six of 58 students, along with two staff, from Heep Hong Society's Wan Tsui Special Child Care Centre fell ill. The six boys, aged two to five, and the two female staff, aged 40 and 50, developed symptoms last week. Three of the boys tested positive for swine flu, while one was admitted to hospital and is now in a stable condition. A further six boys and four girls, three years old or younger, from Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui's Lady MacLehose Centre Joyful Children World in Kwai Chung have had a fever, cough and sore throat since Saturday. It has been confirmed that three of them have swine flu. Two girls were taken to hospital and are in stable condition. The two outbreaks are the first institutional outbreaks since the early end of classes for the summer. The latest cases added to the roughly 250 cases reported since Tuesday, and raised the number of cases in Hong Kong to 7,561.