Hong Kong Leader Postpones Opening Schools Until March

Live Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak:

“Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in an afternoon press conference postponed the opening date for all local kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and special schools until March 2.

Most civil servants can continue to work from home until Feb. 9, she said.

Lam added that after Hong Kong authorities identified 48 travelers from Hubei after searching 355 of the city’s hotels and guesthouses, 15 have since voluntarily left. She said that the remaining 33 will be put under quarantine and will be free to leave Hong Kong after they show no symptoms of the virus.

As of 9 a.m. local time on Jan. 31, the city had 12 known cases of the virus, with five being Hong Kong citizens and seven from mainland China.”

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