As viral influenza enters its peak season, emergency rooms in public hospitals and their occupancy rate continue to exceed daily capacity. There have also been numerous cases of viral influenza reported in local primary schools and kindergartens.
Pooi To Primary School and Kindergarten in Ma Tau Wan issued a notice today today upon receiving an instruction from Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health to inform parents that it will close effective from next week until 25th January. Dr Chui from Food and Health Bureau expressed that the number of viral influenza cases this year surpassed the previous years and they will announce measures this afternoon to tackle the issue.
Yuen Long Lutheran Life Kindergarten also issued a notice to close down until 25th January because many students are suffering from viral fever. All extra-curricular activities have also been cancelled.
Since 30th last month to 16th this month, there has been a total of 175 viral influenza cases in kindergartens, an increase of 1.5 times as compared to last season.