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Hong Kong Sends Class of 8-Year-Olds to Government Quarantine

Kellett School in Hong Kong.

Kellett School in Hong Kong.

Photographer: South China Morning Post/South China Morning Post/Getty Images

A class of eight- and nine-year old school children in Hong Kong is being sent to government-run quarantine facilities for a period that can last up to 14 days, after their teacher at a British international school contracted the coronavirus.

Parents whose children attend the Kellett School, one of the pricey international schools that has been linked to a new cluster centered on the business and expatriate community, received emails from administrators about the forced quarantine orders on Friday. A class at Kellett numbers around 20 students.