Chinese man dons a £13 astronaut costume as ‘extra protection’ while going to the shop to avoid contracting coronavirus

Chinese man dons a £13 astronaut costume as ‘extra protection’ while going to the shop to avoid contracting coronavirus

  • Mr Li purchased the inflated outfit online to avoid catching the deadly disease
  • He is seen wearing the costume and cheerfully strolling around his complex 
  • People have been scrambling to buy face masks due to the growing demand
  • Health experts warned these outfits would not protect people from the virus
  • Coronavirus has claimed 2,705 deaths and infected over 80,344 people globally

A Chinese man has dressed up as an astronaut to protect himself from the coronavirus while going out shopping.

The man, known by his surname Li, purchased the £13 full-body costume online for ‘extra protection’ as the deadly disease sweeps through the country.

He said: ‘I thought the costume was adorable and it could protect me [from the virus].

The man, known by his surname Li, purchased the £12 outfit online for 'extra protection' during the coronavirus outbreak

 

He told Pear Video he thought the costume was adorable and it could protect him from the virus

 

A Chinese man has dressed up as an astronaut to protect himself from the coronavirus while going out shopping. Pictures show him wearing the costume before going to the shop

‘I am wearing a face mask underneath as well. It’s double protection,’ added Mr Li from Fujian Province as he spoke to video news outlet Pear.

The Chinese resident asked his friend to film a video of him donning the inflated outfit and cruising around his complex in the city of Sanming on a scooter.

He received mixed reactions from other residents after sharing the video online.

Mr Li did not explain how much he had spent on the apparel, but a similar costume costs 125 yuan (£13.6) on average on Chinese e-commerce site Taobao.

Mr Li is seen riding his scooter while donning the costume

 

He asked his friend to film a video of him cruising around his complex

 

The Chinese resident asked his friend to film a video of him donning the inflated outfit. He is seen cheerfully jumping and strolling around his complex on a scooter

Due to the increasing demand of face masks, people in China have been scrambling to get hold of them. People are pictured waiting outside a pharmacy in China to purchase face masks

 

Due to the increasing demand of face masks, people in China have been scrambling to get hold of them. People are pictured waiting outside a pharmacy in China to purchase face masks

‘Some people said it was cute, others joked they would try to deflate my costume when they see me,’ Mr Li said.

Health experts have warned these creative outfits would not protect people from the deadly disease.

The public is advised to wear face masks and maintain good personal hygiene as basic measures against the coronavirus.

Ms He is pictured standing outside the hospital wearing her giraffe costume
She had to resort to the full-body outfit after failing to get hold of any face masks

A woman told Pear Video that she bought the puffed-up outfit, along with another alien costume, due to the shortage of face masks. The pictures show her visiting the hospital

People in China have been scrambling to get hold of protective masks as the demand for them grows rapidly.

A Chinese woman has recently shown up at a hospital with a giraffe costume to avoid catching the novel coronavirus.

She claimed she had to resort to the full-body outfit after failing to get hold of any face masks.

The woman, surnamed He, visited the doctor who treated her father before the coronavirus outbreak

 

Dr Ao then had a video inquiry with Ms He's father on her phone

 

The Chinese woman was spotted dressing up as a giraffe at hospital today after failing to get hold of any face mask. She is pictured seeing the doctor and picking up medicine in Sichuan

The novel coronavirus  has claimed 2,705 deaths and infected over 80,344 people globally

 

The novel coronavirus  has claimed 2,705 deaths and infected over 80,344 people globally

The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has claimed at least 2,705 deaths and infected over 80,344 people globally.    

Experts believe that the new coronavirus has been passed onto humans by wildlife sold as food, especially bats and snakes.

People are pictured wearing protective masks and riding bicycles on a street in Shanghai

 

People are pictured wearing protective masks and riding bicycles on a street in Shanghai

The public is advised to wear face masks and maintain good personal hygiene as basic measures against the coronavirus. The picture shows workers spraying disinfectant in Seoul

 

The public is advised to wear face masks and maintain good personal hygiene as basic measures against the coronavirus. The picture shows workers spraying disinfectant in Seoul

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