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Thai School Repurposes Ballot Boxes, Creates Shields to Impose Social Distancing

A Thai school repurposes ballot boxes and makes shields to impose social distancing, creating a useful yet rather hilarious ‘shield’ to help protect the students from COVID-19 as classes begin again.

Ballot Boxes and Shields for Students

When it comes to COVID-19, one can’t really be so sure whether another person is already carrying the virus and could spread it to them! So, it is important to practice social distancing and avoid contact as much as possible, following government directives that were put in place to help protect the people from the highly virulent virus.

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While many places still debate whether schools, churches, and all businesses should be allowed to open, there are actually places that have relaxed their rules regarding COVID-19 measures.

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In Thailand, for example, schools and many public or private establishments have already been reopened. However, though the tight rules have been relaxed, they are also making sure that rules still have to be in place to prevent transmission of the virus inside the schools.

One school recently went viral for the measures it has implemented to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Some of the classrooms had individual partitions made from repurposed ballot boxes! Others have makeshift shields made from metal and plastic to serve as barrier between the students and even from the teachers.

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shields social distancing
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This is extra difficult for the teachers, of course, since the children all have shields that could prevent the teacher from seeing what everyone is doing behind the partitions.

The students are also practicing social distancing so the chairs are placed far apart from each other. This meant that the students at the back are already too far from the teacher. Even inside their shields, the students are required to wear masks.

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In the cafeteria, the kids are allowed to remove their masks to eat, of course, but there are also partitions placed so they can still practice social distancing.

Plastic Shields Against COVID-19

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In many places, plastic shields are used as measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In schools, business establishments, and even vehicles, plastic covers are placed as partitions. Others even use acrylic shields; however, such are more expensive but are thicker and possibly safer.

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