A primary school in Hong Kong resumes half-day sessions. Since under-12s aren’t eligible for vaccination yet, full-day sessions for kindergarten and primary school pupils remain off the table for now, more than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A primary school in Hong Kong resumes half-day sessions. Since under-12s aren’t eligible for vaccination yet, full-day sessions for kindergarten and primary school pupils remain off the table for now, more than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Emily Matchar
Opinion

Opinion

Emily Matchar

Why Hong Kong children need to return to normal school days

  • The EDB’s 70 per cent vaccination rule for school reopening seems neither scientific nor is it being applied equally
  • Most students have not had a full day of school since 2020, but private schools can fully reopen as their facilities are deemed suitable for social distancing

A primary school in Hong Kong resumes half-day sessions. Since under-12s aren’t eligible for vaccination yet, full-day sessions for kindergarten and primary school pupils remain off the table for now, more than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A primary school in Hong Kong resumes half-day sessions. Since under-12s aren’t eligible for vaccination yet, full-day sessions for kindergarten and primary school pupils remain off the table for now, more than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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