School principals are still worried about the Covid-19 pandemic and prefer the ease of mandatory rapid antigen tests for schools to be delayed after the Lunar New Year Holidays.
This came after Hospital Authority said there is room for adjustment regarding the compulsory need for RAT tests for schoolchildren, with doctors suggesting the arrangement should be relaxed starting from the secondary school level.
The vice chairman of the New Territories School Heads Association, Chu Wai-lam argued about the approach and stated that some principals worried the daily operation of schools would be seriously affected if students or teachers got infected.
Chu believes that if the epidemic is still rampant, the relaxation of the mandatory RAT is best to be adjusted after the Lunar Year Holiday.
Respiratory expert Leung Ka-chiu also said there is a chance the schools will have a short-term spread of Covid
if the RAT tests requirement were lifted.