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Everything is in place for final secondary school exams to start on Monday, according to the state secretary in charge of public education.

Zoltán Maruzsa, speaking at a press conference of the central board coordinating the response to the coronavirus epidemic, noted that the exams will comprise written papers and that will be sat in line with epidemic-related rules.

Fully 111,750 students will be taking the exams in the next few weeks at 1,159 locations, Maruzsa said.

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Concerning precautionary measures, Maruzsa said no more than 10 examinees will be seated in the same room, at a distance of at least 1.5m. Hand sanitisers will be provided while teachers will have to wear masks, he said, adding that mask-wearing was recommended to students but not compulsory.

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