Viral "BBC Dad" Returns With His Kids to Talk Working From Home

Elias Hubbard
March 27, 2020

His yoga teacher wife told the BBC: "It's very hard to stay in the house for a very long time so we go out for a very short time to the playground, try to stay far away from the people and a couple of times a week we hike the hills".

"We try to go out and see the flowers and the trees and they can shout and scream".

As the United States struggles to adapt to quarantine life, South Korea has become a model for containing the spread of COVID-19. The country now has more than 9,000 coronavirus cases, but the rate of new cases has not skyrocketed as it has in other countries, and more than 4,000 people have recovered from the deadly respiratory illness.

But speaking to Eades, Kelly said the restrictions placed on South Koreans had been successful. "I think the social compliance here has been pretty high". You don't see the kind of things you've seen in the USA, like people who need beaches and people who refuse to stop outside the subways and such. The South Koreans have actually reacted really well, which is why the curve has now flattened to just 100 a day.

As he spoke, Kelly and his wife.

"Sorry, my kids are." he began, but Eades would have none of it.

"No, no", the BBC anchor replied. "That's one thing you can never apologise for now". If for some reason you've been living under a rock for the past few years, Professor Robert E. Kelly is an expert on South Korean geopolitics who had a very serious interview with the BBC interrupted in his home office by his two kids and their frantic mother trying to keep them off the webcam. "It's part of the scene".

After his 2017 interview was shared across the internet, Kelly said that many parents reached out to him.

"Parents in particular saw themselves in our shoes, struggling to balance work and life", Kelly wrote.

"This is what happens when I sit down at my desk now to try to work", Kelly tweeted along with a photo of his son sitting on his shoulders.

As quarantine continues, Kelly wants to remind employers to be kind to their workers with young children. "Be kind to your employees with kids". "We fight with them all the time, they have nothing to do, they climb the walls".

As Kelly told the BBC Thursday, "It's just really, really tough".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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