The Education Bureau announced on Thursday the suspension of all in-school activities, with the exception of form six students who need to prepare for major exams.
They will be allowed to return to campus for not more than half a day, provided that strict anti-Covid measures are in place.
A secondary one pupil surnamed Chan told RTHK that she’s thrilled with the government’s decision.
“I can skip the exam next Monday, so I’m very happy,” she said, giggling.
However, a form six student surnamed Lau said the arrangement is unfair.
“It’s reasonable, but I’m still a little bit annoyed. Our health is also important, but why only form six students have to attend school? It’s a little bit unfair,” she said.
Another form six student surnamed Ma also expressed concern about having to commute to school on public transport.
“I want to go back to school to be well-prepared for the DSE [exams]; but when I go to school every morning by the MTR, there are many people. I’m a little bit afraid of getting Covid, and worried about my health,” she told RTHK.
All face-to-face classes for kindergartens and primary schools have been suspended since last Friday.