More than one million students across the country registered to attend the 2021 high school graduation exams. As of July 6, around 14,000 candidates are unable to take the first phase of the exams (July 7-8) due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A student has his temperature checked before entering the testing room at the Phan Chu Trinh Secondary School in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

At Viet Duc High School in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Volunteer youth stand ready to support candidates.

A volunteer youth shows a candidate the way to the exam venue.

A candidate disinfects his hands before entering the test site

An automatic human body temperature scanner has been set up at the testing venue at Viet Duc High School in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Invigilators make the final check of the testing room.

Verifying the identity of a student in a testing room.

Candidates are informed by the examination staff about exam rules.

Candidates must wear masks for the duration of the exam.