One of the side effects of Covid-19-induced lockdowns might be weight gain from the sedentary lifestyles.
Which was what one boy in Henan, China, belatedly realised on his return to school.
Gained too much weight
In a short clip posted to Chinese social media site Weibo, the six-year-old boy can be seen struggling to put on his uniform top.
His grandmother attempts to button up the shirt, but can only do so when the boy sucks in a deep breath.
Ultimately, the shirt is still straining at the seams, and the pair laughs heartily at the situation.
According to Henan.china.com, the boys mother said that he had gained so much weight during the nationwide lockdown period, that he had come to weigh 47.5kg — quite noteworthy for a 6-year-old kid.
Schools started reopening in April
Although the clip appears to have recently been posted online, schools in some parts of China actually opened over a month ago in mid-April.
Schools in Wuhan only reopened later, in May.
Before that, they had been closed indefinitely at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak in January, with students having to continue lessons online.
Authorities have not spared any measures when it came to the reopening of schools, with some devising hilarious methods to ensure students comply with social distancing measures.
Such as this school in Hangzhou.
Students at Yangzheng Primary School in Hangzhou wear DIY “one-meter hats” on the first day of the new semester. The headmaster said the initiative aims to help students get accustomed to social distancing amid the #coronavirus pandemic. (Photos courtesy of Zhejiang Daily) pic.twitter.com/PdzYLidHst— Sixth Tone (@SixthTone) April 26, 2020
Others have to go through a long series of thermal scanners and temperature checks.
Time for school! Students at Zhejiang University go through temperature check and disinfection to enter campus on Sunday. Thirty provincial regions across China, including Beijing and Shanghai, have reopened their schools so far. pic.twitter.com/nmRCZFQuqI— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) April 27, 2020
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