Buddhist Monks Maintain Social Distancing

Published April 21st, 2020 - 07:31 GMT

In Bangkok, Thailand, novice Buddhist monks participate in a religious class at Molilokayaram Educational Institute. 

They’re wearing protective masks and face shields and are seated to maintain social distancing.

All schools in Thailand were closed earlier than the scheduled school break due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but about 200 novice monks remain in the monastic school due to travel restrictions and lockdowns implemented in provinces in Thailand.

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A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walks through Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walks through Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus closes the window of a classroom before religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus closes the window of a classroom before religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus turns off a projector during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus turns off a projector during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monks wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus reads religious text off a projection during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monks wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus reads religious text off a projection during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leave the classroom after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leave the classroom after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk around after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Novice monks wearing masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk around after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walks through Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus closes the window of a classroom before religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus turns off a projector during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monks wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus reads religious text off a projection during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leave the classroom after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk around after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walks through Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walks through Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus closes the window of a classroom before religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus closes the window of a classroom before religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus turns off a projector during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monk wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus turns off a projector during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monks wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus reads religious text off a projection during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
A novice monks wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus reads religious text off a projection during religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leave the classroom after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leave the classroom after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus attend religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk around after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Novice monks wearing masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk around after religious studies at Wat Molilokkayaram Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 20, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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