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Curriculum change supported

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung today welcomed the Baptist University’s move to incorporate national security education in their curriculum, saying it is educators’ duty to promote national security education.   Making the remarks today, Mr Yeung said: “I think this is in accordance to the National Security Law because Article 10 requires all the schools including universities to promote national security education in their schools.”   He added that he believes the higher education institutions are adopting their own approaches in this cause.   “Our requirement is for all these educational institutions to follow the Hong Kong National Security Law, the requirements under the Article 10.”   When asked about a teacher’s comment concerning an athlete’s attire during an Olympic competition, Mr Yeung stressed that the whole community should support the Hong Kong team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.   “So far I think the relevant persons have already made a clarification about

10 COVID-19 cases detected

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 10 additional COVID-19 cases, of which four are locally transmitted including one with an unknown source of infection.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said the unlinked case involves a 55-year-old furniture delivery man.   She said the patient developed muscle pain on March 17 and continued to work until yesterday.   “During this period, he had sent goods and assembled furniture in quite a number of places and at many of those places, he and his colleagues stayed there for more than 15 minutes.   “Although all of them claimed to have worn masks during the delivery and assembling of the furniture, these are home settings where usually the space is not very big.   “We are afraid that if he was in the communicable period, even if he wore masks, there was still a risk of virus transmission to the people who came into contact with him when staying in the same flats for a period of time.”   About 10 households involving more than 10 people, together with the company’s staff and a family member who works with the patient have to be quarantined, Dr Chuang added.   The remaining three local cases are linked to other cases, including a close contact of an URSUS Fitness customer.   A police officer who works at the Kowloon West Regional Headquarters and a staff member of Polytechnic University’s Pao Yue-kong Library have also tested positive for the virus.   The patients' workplaces and residences are now covered by compulsory testing notices. The Government will also set up a mobile specimen collection station at Fullview Garden in Chai Wan on March 25.   Among the six imported cases, one arrived from Pakistan and five flew in from Delhi, India on an Air India flight on March 22. The Department of Health invoked the relevant regulation to prohibit the landing of passenger flights from Delhi operated by Air India until April 6.   There are less than 10 preliminary positive cases consisting mainly of imported and linked cases.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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