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As high school entrance exam nears, Da Nang conducts mass coronavirus testing for all candidates

As high school entrance exam nears, Da Nang conducts mass coronavirus testing for all candidates

Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 10:21 GMT+7
As high school entrance exam nears, Da Nang conducts mass coronavirus testing for all candidates
A medical officer takes a nasal swab from a person for COVID-19 testing in Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo: D.C. / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s central Da Nang City on Monday approved mass COVID-19 testing for all candidates and personnel involved in the 2021 high school entrance exam, which will take place this weekend.

The plan was endorsed by the chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee, benefiting 13,251 candidates in the local high school entrance exam, 45 members of the exam organization team, and over 3,000 proctors, security officials, and relevant staffers. 

The organizing team had samples collected for COVID-19 testing on Sunday, while the others will experience sample collection on June 12.

The high school entrance exam, held every year around June for ninth-grade students as well as independent candidates, acts as a placement test for high schools in the city's K-12 system.

This year, more than 13,000 candidates in Da Nang will sit for the exam for three days, starting June 13. 

However, public high schools in the city only announced around 60,000 slots, according to the municipal Department of Education and Training. 

After having gone three weeks without any new COVID-19 cases in the community, Da Nang is looking to ease a social distancing mandate introduced in early May, allowing outdoor businesses and sit-in dining services to resume operations. 

Da Nang has reported 158 infections and one death in the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Vietnam, which started on April 27. 

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