Travelers Are Going to Extreme Lengths to Protect Themselves From Coronavirus

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Ever since the deadly coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, China this month, the deadly virus has been spreading at an alarming pace, subsequently infecting thousands of people across the globe.

China has descended into mass hysteria as people desperately attempt to protect themselves from the virus, and many flights in and out of the country have been grounded. And those who have been traveling have been going to extreme lengths to protect themselves…

Keep scrolling to see the bizarre photos from the airports, which demonstrates perfectly the panic people are experiencing.

The Chinese city, which has a population of over eleven million citizens, is currently on lockdown as authorities investigate the spreading of a deadly disease.

Reuters has given a short guide to what it is exactly: “Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that get their name from what they look like under a microscope – they are spherical and their surfaces are covered with “crown”-like spikes.”

“Coronavirus infections can lead to respiratory illnesses – some of which can be severe and deadly, and some of which can be much milder, such as the common cold.”

“Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.”

What is it that’s causing this deadly virus?

But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.

Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.

The strains can be spread by coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva, Chinese officials say.

Because of the speed in which the virus can mutate. The technicalities read: “The virus blends with its host’s DNA, which means it can mutate rapidly.”

So far, there have been over 8,000 cases of the virus, and 170 people have confirmed to have died.  

The virus continues to spread, and traces of the disease have already been discovered and confirmed in 8 other countries including Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

There are currently sixteen active cases being monitored in Washington DC but, because of the speed of mutation, it has also spread across the nation to California. A young girl is currently hospitalized with the virus and is showing no signs of recovery.

The United Nations’ health agency was forced to delay a decision on whether to declare the outbreak an international public health emergency as they continue to discuss the appropriate solution to the crisis.

And thousands have been hastily canceling all travel plans.

Some have decided to take the risk and travel to and from the country anyway.

And the majority have been donning face masks in an attempt to lessen the chance of catching or spreading the virus.

But some people have taken some rather interesting tactics to avoid infection…

And we’re not talking about face masks or hand sanitizers, here.

Various travelers have been spotted going to extreme lengths to avoid catching the virus… Including this woman who, rather foolishly and rather dangerously, put a giant plastic bag over her head.  

It appears that some people would rather suffocate than catch the virus…

An entire family was captured, standing patiently in a check-in queue, while all wearing giant plastic bags that covered their heads and bodies.  

A woman and her child were seen walking casually through the airport… While wearing massive plastic bottles over their upper bodies.

You can never be too safe, right?

Obviously, these methods are not effective ways of avoiding the virus.

No amount of plastic will protect you from the coronavirus, sorry.

And all other plans to travel in and around China. The coronavirus incident is still developing, and we will bring you updates throughout its progress.