EDB announces 14-day class suspension of Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School

     The Education Bureau (EDB) announced today (June 23) that classes of Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School would be suspended for 14 days from tomorrow (June 24) until July 7 (Tuesday).

     The decision was made after a joint assessment by the EDB and the Department of Health (DH) upon confirmation of a contracted case of human swine influenza in the school.  

     The DH was actively tracing students and teachers who might have been in contact with the infected student and will offer medical surveillance for those in need.

     An EDB spokesman said the school would put in place contingency measures relating to class suspension and inform parents of the arrangements. The S3 Territory-wide System Assessment scheduled for this school tomorrow will be cancelled.

     During the class suspension period, the school will strengthen measures to ensure environmental hygiene, including thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the school premises, and arrange staff to be on duty to handle school affairs and answer parents' enquiries.

      The EDB will maintain close liaison with the DH and the school to offer timely support and advice.

Ends/Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Issued at HKT 19:22