It’s like the first day of school again for these children at a private kindergarten in Kuala Lumpur who have spent the past three months at home under the movement control order.
It will take a while before the children can enter their classrooms again as they undergo new measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
A boy whispers to his mother from behind a face shield before entering his classroom.
Social distancing is the new order of the day, as children are told to maintain a one-metre distance between each other.
Temperature checks have been the norm at most kindergartens, but now they are a must under the health ministry's SOPs.
Even the children's school bags must be sprayed with disinfectant before they can be taken in.
Newly disinfected, the bags sit in a neat line outside the children's classroom.
The new normal is characterised by the use of face masks, the optional use of face shields...
... and the now-commonplace symbol “X” to remind children to keep their distance.
It's a whole new environment, and teachers must continually remind these little ones why their fancy attire is necessary.