EDB clarification

     Regarding online circulation of a "school letter issued by the Education Bureau (EDB)" stating that the Bureau has announced the class resumption date will be postponed to February 27, an EDB spokeman clarified today (January 28) that the information is a complete fabrication. He reiterated that all schools, including kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and special schools, will extend their Chinese New Year holidays to February 16 (i.e. class resumption on February 17).

     During the period, the EDB will continue to assess the situation in Hong Kong and will issue formal announcements, when necessary.

     The spokesman appealed to all walks of life to fight against disease together. No one should make fabrications when Hong Kong is facing a difficult time amid an epidemic outbreak, and cause confusion to school personnel, students and parents.

Ends/Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:45