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Two fliers wrapped themselves completely in plastic over coronavirus fears

The two passengers were on a flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island off the coast of Australia when they were filmed taking the extreme precaution.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 24, 2020 12:27:20 pm
Coronavirus, Coronavirus in Australia, Coronavirus precaution, Airline passenger Coronavirus precaution, Airline passengers in plastic bodysuit, Plastic makeshift bodysuit, Coronavirus precaution on aeroplane, Trending, Indian Express news The two air passengers were filmed wearing masks, gloves and the makeshift plastic bodysuit while sitting inside a flight cabin.

Two fliers on a Sydney to Hamilton Island flight were recently seen going all out to protect themselves from potentially catching the coronavirus— by wrapping themselves completely in plastic foil.

The passengers were found wearing masks, gloves and makeshift plastic bodysuits inside the flight cabin.

According to a Daily Mail report, the passengers were filmed by a fellow flier Twitter user @Alyssa423. She later shared the short clip on Twitter, saying, “When you super scared of #coronavirus #COVID2019.

Watch the video here:

In the video, one of the passengers is seen covered in a transparent plastic suit while his companion is wearing a pink plastic bodysuit. While many who came across the short clip expressed concern over the bodysuit being a potential choking hazard, others came up with memes and jokes about the extreme precautions. Take a look at some of the reactions:

According to Al Jazeera, Australia has so far confirmed 23 cases of the virus, as of February 23. This includes seven passengers evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Japan.

ALSO READ | Four more Indians test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan coast

Meanwhile, in China, the death toll due to coronavirus continued to rise, with 97 deaths reported on Sunday, taking the total figure to 2,442. The number of confirmed cases rose to 76,936, officials said on Sunday.

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