Guangzhou has set up a special testing room for a 17-year-old with an asymptomatic case of COVID-19 to take the national college entrance exam, or Gaokao, on June 7 and 8.
All materials for the exam will be placed in the student’s hospital on Thursday. A medical team will stand by to ensure the student can finish the test.
The senior high school student was sent to the Eighth Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou Medical University amid a small-scale outbreak of the pandemic in this city, the capital of Southern China’s Guangdong Province.
He was a close contact of an asymptomatic case found on Saturday.
The Ministry of Education confirmed in February that the 2021 national college entrance exam will be scheduled as usual. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the exam was postponed to July.
The first local case of this outbreak in Guangzhou was confirmed on May 21. As of Tuesday evening, there were more than 50 local patients (including asymptomatic cases) treated at the Eighth Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University.
The first local case, a 75-year-old lady, is now in stable condition.
(Compiled by An Zhan)