Flooding kills 2, disrupts entrance exams in southern China
Severe flooding and heavy rains have killed at least two people in southern China and disrupted the first day of widely anticipated college entrance exams being held one month late because of the coronavirus.
The Chinese language exam in She county in southern Anhui province was canceled after only 500 of the 2,000 students had reached the exam site by 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Huangshan city government said.
More than 10 million students were slated to take the exams nationwide in what was described as the country's largest collective event since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place in January.
Anhui and neighboring Hubei province, the epicenter of the pandemic in China, appeared to be the hardest hit by the rain.