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Hong Kong Quarantines 120 Kids as Classmate’s Dad Gets Covid

  • The pilot’s wife, a teacher, and sons tested negative
  • 120 students targeted in effort to curb potential Covid risks
The Penny Bay Quarantine Center in Hong Kong.

The Penny Bay Quarantine Center in Hong Kong.

Photographer: Marc Fernandes/NurPhoto/Getty Images

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Hong Kong ordered 120 school students into quarantine and recommended that an international school shut down after exposure to the family of a Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. pilot who tested positive for Covid-19. 

The aggressive action was taken after two Cathay pilots, part of a group that is exempt from quarantine requirements, were found to be infected after returning from a trip abroad and reentering the community. The wife of one of the pilots is a teacher at Discovery Bay International School, and his two sons are students there.