Plane passengers wear plastic from head-to-toe amid coronavirus outbreak

This bizarre video shows the extreme lengths two plane passengers went to in order to protect themselves amid fears of coronavirus.

In the clip, a man wearing a face mask is seen strapping on his seat belt while wearing a full-body plastic suit – with the only opening around the mouth and nose.

Meanwhile, a woman in the row of seats behind him is seen wearing a pink plastic suit and a face mask with pink hearts on it.

In what looks like an attempt to avoid airborne pathogens, the man is also wearing white plastic gloves.

Alyssa, the bemused woman who filmed the clip during a flight in Australia, shared it on Twitter with the caption: “Currently behind me on the plane. When you super scared of #coronavirus #COVID2019.”

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People responding to the clip said that the pair were actually sensible for taking the precautions.

One person tweeted: “He'll have the last laugh a few months from now – when he's the only one whose lungs still work well enough to laugh.”

Joking about the “trends” of the epidemic, someone else said: “This is the same stuff as last flu season and the one before that.

“Flu fashion really needs to get with the times. We need popping colours and bold patterns for our plague outfits.”

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The death toll for COVID2019 has now risen above 2,000 worldwide, with most of the deaths in China.

Currently, it is believed to kill 2% of people it infects but this mortality rate could decrease if it turns out that people with milder cases of coronavirus were not diagnosed.

This comes after it emerged that China was burning banknotes worth $600 million (£460 million) in Wuhan to try and halt the spread of COVID-2019.

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