Over 10,000 Teachers Oppose to So-called Voluntary Covid-19 Testing HKPTU Criticizes the Education Bureau
Barks Up the Wrong Tree
On February 3, the Education Bureau (EDB) unexpectedly announced that after the Lunar New Year holiday, all teachers are required to test regularly for Covid-19 to allow the whole school to resume half-day face-to-face classes. Otherwise, only one-third of the students can go back to school. The Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU) conducted a survey with teachers and principals from primary and secondary schools, special schools as well as kindergartens afterwards and swiftly received 11,822 responses in about 18 hours, including 306 and 196 responses from principals and vice-principals correspondingly. The unprecedented replies reflected that the education sector was extremely concerned about the arrangement.