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Commuter with a coronavirus face mask and a bottle on his head as he boards a bus

Is this the norm now? Bizarre moment commuter boards a bus with a coronavirus face mask and a bottle over his head

  • A man has been seen using a plastic bottle to protect himself from coronavirus
  • Last week women were seen covering themselves with plastic bags on a plane
  • Australia’s Covid-19 infection rate has skyrocketed to 368 with five deaths
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

A commuter has boarded an Australian bus wearing a face mask and a bottle over his head as the widespread panic around coronavirus continues to rise. 

In the image shared to the community page Brown Cardigan a man can be seen sitting on a public bus while donning the bizarre head piece for extra protection.

The man also cut a hole in the rear of the bottle, while the top remains open so they can breathe. 

A man has been seen with a bottle bizarrely placed over his head to protect himself from coronavirus

Many people commenting online said they man should ‘get a grip’ on the reality of the situation. 

Last week an Australian travelling back from Italy observed three Chinese women taking no chances at catching the virus and covered themselves with plastic bags.

Umberto Cardamone said the women had face masks for the whole flight but wore the bags so they would be protected during eating times. 

‘Lots of people were very scared,’ he told Daily Mail Australia

‘They were wearing masks but when the flight attendants served food they had to take off the masks to eat so they put the plastic bag over their head, it was crazy,’ he said. 

Last week an Australian travelling back from Italy observed three Chinese women taking no chances at catching the virus and covered themselves with plastic bags

Last week an Australian travelling back from Italy observed three Chinese women taking no chances at catching the virus and covered themselves with plastic bags 

In China, where Covid-19 first began, travellers were seen adopting similarly bizarre face masks in January as stocks quickly ran in short supply.

People were seen with a similar style of bottle placed around their heads as they made their way through airports and public transport.

While some wore the bottles in place of a mask man used the bottles to try and increase the protection from the air-born virus. 

In China, where Covid-19 first began, travellers were seen adopting similarly bizarre face masks in January as stocks quickly ran in short supply

People were seen with a similar style of bottle placed around their heads as they made their way through airports and public transport

In China, where Covid-19 first began, travellers were seen adopting similarly bizarre face masks in January as stocks quickly ran in short supply

It comes as Australia’s coronavirus infection rate continues to skyrocket with 368 contracting Covid-19 as of Tuesday and five fatalities recorded so far. 

This week Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced a string of measures in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.

The measures included demanding all international arrivals self-isolate for 14 days and banning all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk