Chinese students take crucial gaokao in isolation


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Teenage COVID-19 patients in southern China bent over test papers and scribbled answers alone in hospital rooms, taking the college entrance exam, or gaokao, despite being in virus-induced isolation.

Guangdong Province has reported dozens of COVID-19 cases in recent days, prompting authorities to impose travel curbs and mass testing just ahead of the exams.

The gaokao – which began on Monday and ends on Wednesday – is a crucial part of a Chinese student’s life, with results determining admission into universities and shaping career prospects.



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