University tells students they can pass their swim test ONLINE because of the Covid outbreak – World News
A hilarious social media user dressed up in swimming goggles and Speedos before “swimming” on his bed after Shanghai University put its hands-on swimming course online
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College students in Shanghai have been told they can pass an important swimming test – away from home.
Would-be graduates have been told they are not allowed to go to a public swimming pool due to the strict Covid lockdown rules – so they can do so online instead.
Many have vowed to complete the 50m swim in their pools and have submitted video footage to prove it.
Shanghai University said in a post on the school’s website, which has now been deleted, that the bizarre course was designed to “ensure the graduation process runs smoothly.”
China’s top universities want students to be able to swim – which they consider an essential skill South China tomorrow post reports.
However, because they were unable to complete the survivability while confined, the students were asked to complete a “Basic Theory of Swimming Test”.
The strange request was widely ridiculed after it went viral on China’s Weibo social media platform, racking up over 120 million views.
Weibo users said it was “embarrassing” for such a “reputable university” to ask for a theory test on swimming.
One quipped, “Are the students supposed to swim in their bathtubs?”
Other users posted jokes as they pretended to “dive” and “swim” in their bedrooms while wearing goggles and a bathing suit.
It took less than a week for Shanghai to end its draconian lockdown, which has seen authorities build cages around homes and relocate entire neighborhoods.
In late April, residents were seen breaching a lockdown in a desperate bid for food and supplies, amid the world’s tightest lockdown yet.
Footage showed crowds of people scrambling for food and medical supplies while 26million people face lockdown as China is gripped again by a wave of Covid spreading through the population.
People were seen rushing towards a dismantled barrier and pushing past officers in PPE.
A few days later, terrifying videos emerged showing giant green garbage bags filled with cats and dogs amid official fears pets were spreading the virus.
The horrifying clip shows giant garbage bags lying on the side of the sidewalk while live cats roam inside.
The video was first shared on Twitter, accompanied by the caption: “26 million people in lockdown in Shanghai.
“People are committing suicide from their balconies and pets of people who have tested positive for #Covid are being collected to be killed and slaughtered in #Shanghai / #China. This is pure evil!”
Another clip released last week showed a healthcare worker beating a corgi to death after its owner tested positive for Covid.
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