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Russia will not cancel state exams and diploma protection due to COVID-19

State examinations and diploma protection in Russian universities will not be canceled in 2020 due to the current epidemiological situation. This was announced on Thursday, April 9, by the head of the Ministry of education and science Valery Falkov.

“We assume that all exams, even final or qualification exams, diploma defense-the absolute majority can be organized online. As the receipt and delivery”, he said in an interview to the RBC TV channel, reports TASS.

On April 6, classes resumed in Russian universities. They are conducted remotely. Most universities have organized a high-level process of remote study.

On March 31, the Ministry allowed the possibility of remote protection of diplomas due to the spread of coronavirus infection. As noted by Falkov, in the case of remote exams, facial recognition technology can be applied. On the same day, the Ministry of education and science decided to postpone the entrance tests at universities.

On March 29, the authorities of Moscow and the Moscow region introduced a mandatory home self-isolation regime for residents regardless of age. Subsequently, such restrictive measures were introduced in other regions of the country.

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus began spreading around the world at the end of December last year from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Within a few months, cases of infection were detected in more than 190 countries. On March 11, who declared a coronavirus pandemic.

In Russia, as of April 9, 1,459 new cases of coronavirus were registered in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases to date has reached 10,131 in 81 regions. 76 patients died and 698 recovered.

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