India markets closed
  • BSE SENSEX

    52,586.84
    -66.23 (-0.13%)
     
  • Nifty 50

    15,763.05
    -15.40 (-0.10%)
     
  • USD/INR

    74.3370
    -0.1630 (-0.22%)
     
  • Dow

    34,935.47
    -149.06 (-0.42%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    14,672.68
    -105.59 (-0.71%)
     
  • BTC-INR

    3,096,181.25
    +208,262.50 (+7.21%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    955.03
    +5.13 (+0.54%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    25,961.03
    -354.29 (-1.35%)
     
  • Nikkei

    27,283.59
    -498.83 (-1.80%)
     
  • EUR/INR

    88.2728
    +0.0141 (+0.02%)
     
  • GBP/INR

    103.3329
    -0.2571 (-0.25%)
     
  • AED/INR

    20.1940
    -0.0450 (-0.22%)
     
  • INR/JPY

    1.4721
    -0.0004 (-0.03%)
     
  • SGD/INR

    54.9030
    -0.0380 (-0.07%)
     

China's Guangzhou city postpones high school entrance exam over COVID-19

·1-min read
Represenatative image
Represenatative image

Guangdong [China], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Authorities in Guangzhou, the capital of south China's Guangdong Province, announced Monday that the local senior high school entrance examination scheduled for June 20-22 would be postponed to July over COVID-19.

The decision was made to protect the health of teachers and students per epidemic prevention and control measures as the exam in the current situation could increase cross-infection risks, the municipal education department said.

The exam time would be set soon depending on the epidemic situation and be made public in advance, said Gu Zhongpeng, deputy director of the department.

More than 90,000 junior high school students are scheduled to take part in the exam, Gu said.

Authorities in Guangzhou on Monday also lifted lockdown in 11 regions in five districts after the epidemic situation eased.

Guangdong Province reported four locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all in the capital Guangzhou, the provincial health commission said.

Two medics in Guangzhou Eighth People's Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11 and are currently receiving treatment at the hospital, the provincial health commission said Monday. The commission added that both of them are in stable condition.

The province also reported three imported confirmed cases and 14 imported asymptomatic carriers on Sunday.

Currently, 194 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, said the local commission. (ANI/Xinhua)

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting