This is how far apart students are being kept as they write their exam papers. The chairs are empty because the photo is taken before the exam starts. The photo is taken in one of the official examination halls currently in use. They’ll all be stuffed of people and kept that way for hours, a petri dish for happy contagion.

That’s without taking into account the piling up of hundreds of students as they wait to be allowed inside.

Covid: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the pandemic.