Kindergarteners Forced to Learn and Play in Sealed Perspex Boxes at Reopened Schools | 22 Words

A kindergarten has solicited a strong response online after a series of pictures surfaced of the extreme measures it's taken amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A kindergarten has gone to great lengths a mid the pandemic.

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And since pictures emerged, it's measures hugely divided opinion online.

As things have started to get back to normal, we've all had to adapt to a new way of living.

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Despite these subtle changes, there finally seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

In the past few weeks, we've been trying to get back to normality...

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With things beginning to reopen again.

But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.

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This is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.

In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.

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Including here in the U.S.

In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.

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For example, in some retail stores like Costco, customers are required to wear one. And not to mention on public transport.

Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.

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To provide them with peace of mind. I mean, that seems to be a good idea. Along with that, people are carrying around bottles of hand sanitizer and wet wipes.

But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered.

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Not only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.

But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be.

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Particularly when they are worn for a long period of time.

They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.

But the uncomfortable nature is a small price to pay for the safety they could provide.

Many people have resorted to making their own masks.

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Both for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.

Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.

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Healthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.

A lot of people have decided to take on board these expert suggestions...

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Although some are taking it more seriously than others.

A kindergarten in Thailand has gone viral this week for enforcing extremely strict measures in light of the pandemic.

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Schools in the country were given the green light to reopen back in July.

Authorities recommended class sizes are restricted to twenty to twenty-five students.

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As well as temperature checks and regular sanitization.

Although, some schools are stricter with this than others.

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With some going to pretty extreme lengths to protect each other from the virus.

The Wat Khlong Toey School in Bangkok is one of those schools.

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To begin with, when students arrive at school teachers give the children a face mask to wear throughout the day, while face shields are also provided in some cases.

That's not all...

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Sinks and soap dispensers have been built outside classrooms and children are required to have a temperature check when they arrive, with a facial recognition scanner automatically sending a message to parents.

The school has also turned ballot boxes used in elections into partitions between desks.

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The protective screens are to ensure social distancing measures are followed.

The school is clearly taking the pandemic very seriously.

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And, according to one student, the children feel much safer this way. "I feel good studying behind the box because it makes me feel safer returning to school," said student Kanlaya Srimongkhol.

Since the images emerged...

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Reactions online have been pretty divided.

Some were on board with the measures put in place by the school.

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And raised the point that it's better than kids not being able to interact with other children their own age.

Although, not everyone agreed.

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In fact, the majority condemned the whole thing.

Some thought it was better to have not had kids returning to school.

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With many parents going as far as to describe the boxes as "jail."

All in all, many thought the measures we just too far.

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Either way, it's clear the school is focused on protecting staff and students from the virus. Another school recently went viral for their handling of the pandemic, but not for the same reason...