Months of pandemic-related school closures took a toll on Hong Kong children, according to a new survey. Photo: Felix Wong Months of pandemic-related school closures took a toll on Hong Kong children, according to a new survey. Photo: Felix Wong
Months of pandemic-related school closures took a toll on Hong Kong children, according to a new survey. Photo: Felix Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong children experienced increased hyperactivity, diminished social functioning as a result of school closures, survey finds

  • University of Hong Kong finds children’s hyperactivity levels rose by 7.5 per cent during the school closures, while parental stress went up 5.6 per cent
  • Researchers say a separate study of young people who contracted Covid-19 last year suggests the risk of infection at school may be comparatively low

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Months of pandemic-related school closures took a toll on Hong Kong children, according to a new survey. Photo: Felix Wong Months of pandemic-related school closures took a toll on Hong Kong children, according to a new survey. Photo: Felix Wong
Months of pandemic-related school closures took a toll on Hong Kong children, according to a new survey. Photo: Felix Wong
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