South Koreans take college entrance exam amid a viral resurgence
Nearly a half-million South Korean high school seniors hunkered down on Thursday to take an annual university-entrance exam they had been preparing for since kindergarten.
All students had to get their temperature taken before entering the classrooms. They sat at desks separated by plastic dividers and wore masks throughout the test.
Even those who tested positive for the virus got the chance to take the college-entrance exam. The Education Ministry and health officials prepared negative-pressure hospital chambers at the Seoul Medical Center and 24 other hospitals so that 35 students with Covid-19 could take their exams while exam administrators wearing Level-D protective suits kept watching.
Nurses also kept a close eye on the students through closed-circuit television screens for signs of trouble.