20 girls involved in upper respiratory tract infection outbreak at True Light Middle School of Hong Kong (Kindergarten) in Wan Chai


28th March 2023 – (Hong Kong)  The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today investigating an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) at True Light Middle School of Hong Kong (Kindergarten) in Wan Chai, and appeals to members of the public and staff of institutions to stay alert and maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene.

The outbreak involves 20 girls aged 3 to 5. They developed symptoms since 23rd March. Sixteen of them sought medical attention and none required hospitalisation. All are in stable condition.

  The CHP has provided preventive advice against URTI to the kindergarten, such as advising the school to arrange cleaning and disinfection, to open windows where appropriate for better ventilation and to separate affected students from other students, etc. The school has been placed under medical surveillance.