Tokyo Metropolitan High School Entrance Examination Measures to Prevent Spread of New Virus Infection on February 21 at 17:23
With the spread of the new coronavirus, entrance examinations were conducted at metropolitan high schools in Tokyo while taking measures to prevent the spread of the infection.
At the Tokyo Metropolitan High School 184 schools, more than 45,000 students applied for full-time and part-time work, and the entrance examination was held on the 21st.
Of these, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya High School in Chiyoda Ward, where 548 applicants applied, many students wearing masks were seen. As the infection of the new coronavirus spreads, the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education has taken measures to prevent the spread of the infection, including allowing masks to take the exam and allowing students who are not feeling well to take the exam in a separate room.
In the unlikely event that a candidate becomes infected with the new coronavirus, the candidate will be able to take the test again on the 10th of next month if he or she wishes.
The 46-year-old father of the examinees said, "I've been asking children to wash their hands and gargle more than usual. I want them to do their best in the exam and do their best."
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, the choice of destinations has been widespread due to efforts to make tuition fees for private high schools substantially free of charge, etc. It has reached 47 schools, the highest ever since the admission examination in 1994, when it became the current system.