A heart-breaking photograph of nursery school children forced to play in 'isolation sections' in French schools has caused shock and outrage. The photo, taken in a school in Tourcoing on the border with Belgium, shows boys and girls forced to stay away from each other inside areas marked out with chalk. It comes after three and four-year-olds were allowed to return to classes following two months of lockdown after the French government eased restrictions this week.
Children were also shown lining up by sitting or standing on crosses spray-painted on the floor in order to stop them getting too close to one-another.
Classrooms also included floor markings with desks spaced out to keep children a safe distance apart from one-another.