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Flu-like outbreaks trigger compulsory testing at 3 kindergartens, primary school

22 September 2021

By The SU

Po Leung Kuk kindergarten in Tseung Kwan O is included in the CTN

Three kindergartens and a primary school have been placed on the compulsory testing notice following outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and/or influenza-like illness in those schools with symptoms similar to Covid-19.

The Centre for Health Protection said in a press release Tuesday that anyone who had stayed for more than two hours in the four schools from Sept 8 to 21 should undergo compulsory Covid-19 nucleic acid test by Thursday, Sept 23.

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The four affected schools are:

  • Hong Kong Ling Liang Church Sau Tak Kindergarten Campus 2 at 1/F, West Kowloon Place, One West Kowloon, 873 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon
  • Po Leung Kuk Fong Wong Woon Tai Kindergarten, Unit KG02, G/F, East Wing, TKO Gateway, Hau Tak Estate, 2 Sheung Ning Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
  • Hong Kong Ling Liang Church Sau Tak Kindergarten and its nursery school, Shop 6-8, 1/F, West Kowloon Place, One West Kowloon, 873 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon, and  
  • Chinese International School, 1 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, North Point. Primary School Year 1 pupils and teachers. The CHP said CIS pupils and teachers, including full-time, part-time and relief teachers who had face-to-face lessons on specified dates must be tested.
Chinese Intl School, where P1 pupils and teachers will also need to be tested for Covid-19

Exempted from the CTN are persons who had undergone testing between Sept 19 and Sept 21.

The CHP did not indicate how many pupils or teachers had been affected by the flu-like outbreak.


But previously, it reported that URTI struck 29 pupils in a Yuen Long kindergarten, prompting its closure for five days for disinfection and compliance with a CTN

Earlier, a similar outbreak in a kindergarten in Tai Po affected 20 pupils, which also caused the CHP to order compulsory testing on people who had been at the school durng relevant periods.

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In both instances, the patients had cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever. At least 24 had to seek medical attention but no one was hospitalized.

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