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Hong Kong: Authorities extend school suspension amid coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
February 25, 2020 at 10:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong schools' closures will be extended until at least April 20, in a bid to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, announced Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung during a press conference in the city-state on Tuesday.

The Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said the classes would resume "as early as 20th April, the exact date is still to be evaluated," in compliance with the medical experts' recommendations.

The delay will concern several exams, such as Chinese oral, musical and physical education. The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) will take place on March 27, as planned.

Yeung added that due to "relatively tight" supply of respiratory masks, the government will provide one mask per student daily.

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Hong Kong schools' closures will be extended until at least April 20, in a bid to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, announced Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung during a press conference in the city-state on Tuesday.

The Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said the classes would resume "as early as 20th April, the exact date is still to be evaluated," in compliance with the medical experts' recommendations.

The delay will concern several exams, such as Chinese oral, musical and physical education. The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) will take place on March 27, as planned.

Yeung added that due to "relatively tight" supply of respiratory masks, the government will provide one mask per student daily.

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