Customs clearance between Hong Kong and the Mainland began on the 8th of this month, and more than 27,000 local cross-border students will be able to resume face-to-face classes after the Lunar New Year.
The Education Bureau has confirmed that cross-border secondary school students can come to Hong Kong without a quota in the second week of February at the earliest and resume normal classes. The resumption date for cross-border students in primary schools and kindergartens will be in late February. The Hong Kong government has been discussing with relevant mainland departments Cross-border students resume various arrangements for face-to-face classes in order to strive for better conditions and supporting facilities for cross-border students to resume classes and pass customs.
▼On January 5, cross-border students will resume face-to-face teaching after the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong▼
Chief Secretary for Administration Chen Guoji revealed at the epidemic press conference at the beginning of the month that it is planned to allow cross-border students to resume face-to-face classes in Hong Kong after the Lunar New Year. Within the customs clearance quota for going south or going north.
According to the current immigration policy, cross-border students need to submit 48 hours of negative nucleic acid test results before they can come to Hong Kong. The academic circle has been striving to replace nucleic acid testing with rapid tests. She is "optimistic" about replacing the nucleic acid test with a rapid test and waiting for approval from the mainland.
Deng Fei, vice president of the Church Federation, who is also a member of the Legislative Council.
(File photo/photo by Li Zetong)
Deng Fei, a member of the Legislative Council and vice-chairman of the Federation of Churches, said that earlier it was pointed out that the school bus could not be resumed before the resumption of classes, and he was worried that it would affect cross-border students to attend classes. Wait for the authorities to announce the reopening date.
However, he mentioned that it was suddenly reported that classes could be resumed as early as early next month. He was worried that the governments of the two places could not reach a consensus on replacing the nucleic acid test with a rapid test in time. It is "impossible to do nucleic acid testing."
▼January 8 Sunset Mazhou/Futian Port Customs Clearance▼
The Education Bureau replied to the inquiry and confirmed that it is expected that secondary school cross-border students can return to Hong Kong to attend face-to-face classes within the second week of February 2023, while primary and kindergarten cross-border students can return to Hong Kong to attend classes in late February. The exact details are to be announced .
The Bureau continued to point out that the Hong Kong government has been discussing various arrangements with the relevant departments in the Mainland for the resumption of face-to-face classes for cross-border students in order to strive for better conditions and supporting facilities for cross-border students to resume classes and customs clearance, including quarantine, health declaration and customs clearance arrangements, so that They can return to Hong Kong safely, orderly and conveniently to participate in face-to-face classes.
Cross-border students are expected to come to Hong Kong for 2.1 quotas. The principal hopes that parents can send their children back to school with the same exemption. The Education Bureau strives for the fastest 2.1 to go to Hong Kong. Cai Ruolian is optimistic about the rapid test of nucleic acid. 48-hour nucleic acid test, hoping to have news before spring break