An elementary school in Hong Kong is looking for a student to spend a week at the hotel’s quarantine station ahead of next month’s delivery anniversary. There is growing speculation that a strict “closed-loop” system will allow President Xi Jinping to visit.
The first day of July marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer from colonial Britain to China. It is also the first day of the inauguration of Hong Kong’s new leader, John Lee.
In just over two weeks, authorities have not yet announced whether Xi or other state leaders will attend the celebration.
However, local media is full of reports suggesting that special measures will be taken to protect dignitaries from the coronavirus, such as isolating hundreds of participants in the quarantine.
These reports primarily cite unnamed sources, but one such order has been identified.
Parents of students at the Woncho Bao School, run by the Pro-Beijing Hong Kong Education and Workers’ Federation (HKFEW), were asked to sign up with their children to greet senior officials visiting.
According to a notice given to AFP by school principal Wong Kamrun, the arrangement requires students to be quarantined in a hotel for seven days away from their families and the government to submit a bill.
This notice encouraged parents to greet unspecified visitors at the airport on June 30 and volunteer their children for a “rare and prestigious mission” to send them out the next day.
Relevant students said they would begin quarantine the hotel on June 23 under the supervision of a teacher and would attend classes via Zoom, saying they would need to be double vaccinated. I added.
Principal Wong told AFP that the notice was an “internal administrative procedure” to measure parental interest and the government had not yet finalized the plan.
Wong, who also chairs HKFEW, said the notice was aimed at six elementary school students (usually 12 years old), but did not say how many had registered so far.
China continues to work on a dynamic zero-corona strategy to curb outbreaks through social distance, blockade and border control.
Hong Kong has its own approach to national policy.
According to local media, policy differences mean that Hong Kongers in close contact with Chinese leaders are more likely to need to be quarantined.
According to the South China Morning Post, authorities are about 1,000, including Carrie Lam, her successor Lee, and other senior officials, before the state leaders may visit. We are planning a “closed loop system” to isolate.
According to media reports, lawmakers may also be asked to enter quarantine at accommodations created for them to attend legislative meetings.
Xi has not traveled outside mainland China since January 2020, when the coronavirus exploded from the central city of Wuhan and caused a pandemic.
In 2017, the President of China stayed in Hong Kong for three days to commemorate the 20th anniversary, and past national leaders tended to make such trips every five years.