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Schools continue to suspend all on-campus activities until August 16
     The Education Bureau (EDB) announced today (July 27) that all schools would continue to suspend all on-campus activities from July 29 (Wednesday) to August 16 (Sunday). Schools may consider conducting make-up classes or other learning activities online.

     In view of the epidemic development, the EDB announced on July 14 that all schools should suspend all on-campus activities including make-up classes and extra-curricular activities at all levels for two weeks, i.e. from July 15 to July 28.

     A spokesman for the EDB said, "In view of the severity of the epidemic situation, with the number of confirmed cases remaining at a high level, the Government has announced a series of anti-epidemic measures to strengthen the protection of public health. For the school sector, in order to safeguard the health and well-being of students, teaching staff and members of the public, after thorough consideration and consultation with experts, the EDB decided to further extend the above-mentioned measures until August 16."

     The spokesman added, "The above-mentioned arrangements are also applicable to face-to-face teaching activities and other on-campus activities of Schools Offering Non-formal Curriculum (including tutorial schools)."

     Regarding the arrangements for the 2020/21 new school year and the possibility of conducting face-to-face teaching activities, the EDB will continue to closely monitor the epidemic's development and take into account professional advice from health experts, as well as discuss the relevant arrangements with the school sector. In order to allow better preparation for schools and parents, the EDB will announce the details as early as possible once the arrangements for the new school year are confirmed.
Ends/Monday, July 27, 2020
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