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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hong Kong Kindergartens and primary schools closed for two weeks amid a flu outbreak

The wire reported on March 12 that Hong Kong’s government ordered Wednesday that all kindergartens and primary schools be closed for two weeks amid a flu outbreak, shutting down classes for more than a half million students.

The government also asked one of its top scientists to study three child deaths over the past week.

The Education Bureau said all kindergartens, primary schools and special schools would begin the Easter holiday early to prevent the spread of influenza in schools.

The order affected 1,745 schools, which had 559,019 students enrolled in the 2006-07 school year.

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