HK extends school suspension

HONG KONG: Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam announced a string of measures to further contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, including extending the suspension of classes at schools for at least two weeks.
Primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and special schools across Hong Kong will not resume class until March 2, Lam told a press conference, adding that the date may be further postponed pending the HKSAR government’s future assessment of the development of the epidemic, the supply of anti-epidemic materials and the readiness of schools. Lam last Saturday raised the HKSAR government response to the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic to the highest level with a series of measures, including delaying the opening date of schools after the Lunar New Year holiday from the beginning of February to Feb. 17. –Agencies