A cleaning worker wipes down the doors and windows at a kindergarten in Tung Chung on November 17, after the government announced the suspension of face-to-face teaching at all kindergartens and daycare centres amid an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections. Photo: May Tse A cleaning worker wipes down the doors and windows at a kindergarten in Tung Chung on November 17, after the government announced the suspension of face-to-face teaching at all kindergartens and daycare centres amid an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections. Photo: May Tse
A cleaning worker wipes down the doors and windows at a kindergarten in Tung Chung on November 17, after the government announced the suspension of face-to-face teaching at all kindergartens and daycare centres amid an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections. Photo: May Tse
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong children pay the price for the government’s fumbling over Covid-19

  • A study of the first two waves of infection found that entertainment venues, not schools, accounted for a wider spread of disease, with the latest spike also linked to dance clubs
  • The government’s decision to close kindergartens over the common cold reflects its misplaced priorities

A cleaning worker wipes down the doors and windows at a kindergarten in Tung Chung on November 17, after the government announced the suspension of face-to-face teaching at all kindergartens and daycare centres amid an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections. Photo: May Tse A cleaning worker wipes down the doors and windows at a kindergarten in Tung Chung on November 17, after the government announced the suspension of face-to-face teaching at all kindergartens and daycare centres amid an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections. Photo: May Tse
A cleaning worker wipes down the doors and windows at a kindergarten in Tung Chung on November 17, after the government announced the suspension of face-to-face teaching at all kindergartens and daycare centres amid an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections. Photo: May Tse
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