Hong Kong Closes Primary Schools on Swine Flu Cluster

Theresa Tang and Kelvin Wong report for Bloomberg:

Hong Kong will suspend classes at all primary schools, kindergartens and childcare centers for 14 days starting tomorrow after a confirmed cluster of swine flu cases, Chief Executive Donald Tsang said.

[..]Tsang said that 12 pupils at a secondary school were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza. Classes at that school have also been halted for at least 14 days. Hong Kong confirmed its first locally contracted case in a 55-year-old man yesterday. The Lovells LLP employee had gone to a cocktail party organized by the international law firm that was attended by someone with swine flu.

[…]Eleven of the new cases were classmates of a 16-year-old girl at the secondary school who tested positive for swine flu yesterday. Together with three more imported cases, they brought the number of human swine flu cases in the city to 63, according to a statement posted on the government’s Web site today.

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