Children take part in online classes at their home in Tsuen Wan on January 18. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim
Hong Kong schools should not be closed again over Covid-19
Keeping students out of school should be the last option as closures don’t help prevent the spread of Covid-19 but do cause serious damage to children and society. Resuming full-day, face-to-face classes should be a priority this year
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim is an associate professor in the Economics Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received an MD from Yonsei University, Korea, MPH from Seoul National University, Korea, and PhD in economics from Columbia University, US.