Hats with long extensions were worn by officials during the Song dynasty. Photo: Handout Hats with long extensions were worn by officials during the Song dynasty. Photo: Handout
Hats with long extensions were worn by officials during the Song dynasty. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus: Chinese school gives pupils a hat tip to teach them how to keep their distance

  • Pupils given headwear modelled on a style worn by officials a thousand years ago to reinforce the message that they must stay a metre away from each other
  • One legend says the hats were given long extensions to stop courtiers whispering among themselves when meeting the emperor

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hats with long extensions were worn by officials during the Song dynasty. Photo: Handout Hats with long extensions were worn by officials during the Song dynasty. Photo: Handout
Hats with long extensions were worn by officials during the Song dynasty. Photo: Handout
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