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.
via: Getty ImagesAnd 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.
via: Getty ImagesDespite 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...
via: Getty ImagesWith things beginning to reopen again.
But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.
via: Getty ImagesThis is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding here in the U.S.
In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.
via: Getty ImagesFor 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.
via: Getty ImagesTo 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.
via: Getty ImagesNot 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.
via: Getty ImagesParticularly when they are worn for a long period of time.
They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.
Many people have resorted to making their own masks.
via: Getty ImagesBoth for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.
via: Getty ImagesHealthline 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...
via: Getty ImagesAlthough 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.
via: Getty ImagesSchools 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.
via: Getty ImagesAs well as temperature checks and regular sanitization.
Although, some schools are stricter with this than others.
via: Getty ImagesWith 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.
via: Getty ImagesTo 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...
via: Getty ImagesSinks 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.
via: Getty ImagesThe protective screens are to ensure social distancing measures are followed.
The school is clearly taking the pandemic very seriously.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, 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...
via: Getty ImagesReactions online have been pretty divided.
Some were on board with the measures put in place by the school.
via: FacebookAnd raised the point that it's better than kids not being able to interact with other children their own age.
Although, not everyone agreed.
via: FacebookIn fact, the majority condemned the whole thing.
Some thought it was better to have not had kids returning to school.
via: FacebookWith many parents going as far as to describe the boxes as "jail."
All in all, many thought the measures we just too far.
via: FacebookEither 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...