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Watch: Passengers take extreme measures to avoid coronavirus infection

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 February 2020, 17:15 IST

A video of two passengers who took ultimate measures to stay away from coronavirus infection has taken the internet by storm.

The passengers on board a flight in Australia wrapped themselves in plastic sheets only portrays how afraid people are since the coronavirus outbreak in December last year, that has claimed over 2,300 people thus far.

The scared passengers also used hoods and armholes along with face masks that has divided several on social media.

A twitter user Alyssa shared the video on Twitter with a caption, "Currently behind me on the plane. When you super scared of #coronavirus #COVID2019."

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In the video, the female passenger seen sleeping wearing a pink plastic outfit and printed face mask and her male partner had a transparent one, along with gloves and a mask.

The incident though pathetic has induced hysterical reactions.

A user wrote, "Better be safe than sorry...given the choice, I wouldn't want to die by suffocation...."

Another wrote, "He's still breathing the same air as everyone else on the plane."

A post read, "Unfortunately, then the virus is attached to the plastic, when you take it off you come in contact. Just thinking that's what will happen."

A user remarked, "Maybe they know something that the rest of the world doesn't. I hope he is okay under all that plastic. I wouldn't want him to die of suffocation."

Australia has confirmed 15 cases of the deadly pathogen, all of them with a 'direct or indirect link' to the city of Wuhan at the centre of the outbreak.

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First published: 22 February 2020, 17:13 IST