The reality of life with this deadly virus is becoming more real, as social distancing seems set to continue for way longer than we thought.

But one teacher who was missing her students had an innovative way to keep them close.

It's been a strange couple of months.

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In countries all over the world, strict lockdown regulations have been in place to avoid any further spread of the ongoing medical pandemic.

For months now, millions of people have been self-isolating.

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And, as a result of fewer people out and about, our economy has taken a beating.

One of the devastating effects of this pandemic is the closure of our restaurants, shops and schools.

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To prevent the spread of the virus, landlords and owners all over the world have been forced to close their doors.

It has been a truly dire time for our workers.

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As a result of the closures, millions have been forced out of work, and business owners are seriously struggling.

If our restaurants and bars don't reopen soon...

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They could be forced to close permanently, and the dreams of the owners will be over.

But now, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Slowly but surely, restaurants, cafes, and bars are gradually reopening their doors.

All over the world, lockdown restrictions are gradually being lifted...

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Which means we begin some normality again.

Many restaurants and shops are back open for business...

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We are finally on track to returning back to normal life, and we couldn't be happier about it.

But the threat of the virus is still prominent...

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So things aren't back to normal just yet.

Despite lockdown restrictions being eased, there is still the risk of a second spike of the virus.

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So we have to go to extra lengths to protect ourselves.

Just like many schools are.

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Because its better to be safe than sorry.

The debate on reopening schools is contentious.

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It's extremely difficult to know how to keep children (and teachers) safe.

There are a lot of changes and precautions in place to restrict much of what they do.

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As the children won't be able to play with each other.

But certain schools still aren't risking it.

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And one Dutch primary school teacher has come up with a way to stop missing her class quite so much.

Miss Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Duin was really missing her pupils.

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During the pandemic she hasn't been able to see them for several months.

So she decided to knit them!

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All 23 of them, in fact.

How cute!

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That's some serious dedication!

She paid exceptional attention to detail.

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So much so that every child managed to identify themselves in the knitted lineup!

And the internet has gone wild for these dolls.

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Some are even demanding the teacher set up a business!

It's nice to see something heartwarming amidst all the terror.

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