Socially-distanced Sesame Street calms children’s Covid fears

During the pandemic, puppeteers in the Middle East had to film the latest series of Sesame Street – or ‘Ahlan Simsim’ as it is known locally – in their homes.

Now, filming on set has resumed in Jordan, with strict social-distancing rules.

The Muppets and their puppeteers aim to help young children cope with stress and uncertainty caused by Covid restrictions.