Covid-19: New outbreak prompts Hong Kong to close all schools.

Hong Kong authorities announced the closure of all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools early, amid a new outbreak of Covid-19 infections in the city.

Summer holidays will begin early on Monday, authorities said on Friday, and there will be a review to decide if school can resume the new year as scheduled in August or September. Schools have been given the option of delaying tests planned for next week until later in the year.

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In the past week Hong Kong has reported another 117 new confirmed cases, including 42 on Thursday, bringing the city’s total during this pandemic to 1,365 confirmed cases.

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