Counting down to gaokao, China’s national college entrance exam, taking place on July 7-8, Feng Haowan, a student at Foreign Language High School, Shanghai International Studies University, built a calendar

Feng said he and his friends try to balance spending time sleeping and studying during `sprint` days.

Every day, Feng sets himself a strict schedule.

When Covid-19 started in China in early January, Feng and his friends were afraid of not being able to go to school while the university entrance exam was still taking place like last year, so they invested more time studying.

Female students at a high school in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China, are studying for the gaokao exam, June 9.

At the end of March, the female student and her friends were informed that the university entrance exam would be postponed until early July, partly making up for the time they couldn’t concentrate on studying due to worries about the epidemic.

Feng’s stress made the family’s atmosphere even more oppressive.

Shu Dingfang, Principal of Foreign Language High School, said that besides negative impacts, Covid-19 gives young people the opportunity to realize the role of humans in nature.

On July 7-8, Feng and 10.7 million Chinese students will take the gaokao university exam, one of the toughest exams in the world because it determines each person’s future career.