Adding to the pressure is the coronavirus epidemic, which both delayed and disrupted the school year in the South, forcing all classes online for a time. The country brought its outbreak broadly under control with its "trace, test and treat" approach, but in recent weeks has seen new infections jump from around 100 a day to more than 500. By global standards the figure remains extremely low but the rise has alarmed authorities, who have tightened social distancing measures. The exam itself is a particular concern, with nearly 500,000 pupils gathering in test centres across the country. Plastic see-through dividers have been set up on each desk and students are required to wear facemasks throughout the test. Students will be checked on arrival and those showing temperatures of 37.5 C or higher -- or other coronavirus symptoms -- will have to take the test in a separate designated area. All were advised to refrain from gathering and talking during breaks, with exam rooms to be … [Read more...] about Testing time: South Korean students take exam with virus precautions
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A boy cools off at a water fountain in Montpellier, southern France, on June 27, 2019 during a heat wave. Photo: AFP The heat in northern Siberia reached 38 C at Verkhoyansk on June 20, provisionally the highest known temperature anywhere north of the Arctic Circle. … [Read more...] about 2020 one of three hottest years ever recorded: UN
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People who visited Cu Hanh Tay at around noon on November 21, HUTECH’s room B14-06 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on November 22 and Met Ha Thanh from 8-9 p.m. on November 27 should immediately contact the nearest local health centers for a Covid-19 test. … [Read more...] about Over 2,000 people related to new cases in HCMC undergo Covid-19 tests