Hong Kong Schools To Remain Closed Tuesday

All schools in Hong Kong will remain closed tomorrow (Tuesday) as Hong Kong cleans up after the record-breaking winds of Typhoon Mangkhut left a trail of destruction across the city.
Hong Kong Schools To Remain Closed Tuesday
By Carli Allan
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The Education Bureau (EDB) has announced that classes will continue to be suspended at all kindergartens, primary, secondary and special schools tomorrow (Tuesday) to "ensure the safety of students".

It says: "As Severe Typhoon Mangkhut has caused varying degrees of impact on schools, some schools need time to clean up and repair their premises and facilities. In addition, public transport services have yet to be fully resumed."

The EDB has also recommended that schools open their campuses for families who are unable to find childcare arrangements, if it is safe to do so.

"Arrangements should be made for staff members to take care of students who have a genuine need to return to school in a safe place within the school premises. Parents should consider factors such as their home situation, road conditions in the vicinity and the care that their children need when deciding whether to send them to school."

Hong Kong has started the massive clean-up after the storm, which required a Typhoon Signal No.10 to stay in place for 10 hours. It was Hong Kong's most powerful typhoon on record since 1946, with winds of up to 250km/h causing extensive damage across the city.

Parents are advised to check their school's website and social media for further information about their school closure.

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