Aussie commuter goes to extraordinary lengths to protect himself from the coronavirus by wearing a huge hula hoop to keep other people at a safe distance
- Video shows a man wearing a homemade HAZMAT suit with a hula hoop
- The footage was captured in Dubbo in the New South Wales Central West
- The region has five confirmed cases of coronavirus but Dubbo has zero
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A man went to extraordinary lengths to protect himself from the coronavirus as he wore face-mask and hula-hoop on his commute.
Footage shows the Australian walking down Erskine Street in Dubbo, in the New South Wales Central West suited up to protect himself from becoming infected.
The video was captured by Twitter user Jake Smith on Tuesday who said it’s ‘not the sort of thing you’d see every day out here.’
The video comes 24 hours after the introduction of tough regulations by the federal government on Wednesday around social distancing and public gatherings.
Footage of a man in a full body protective suit was captured by Twitter User Jake Smith in Dubbo, New South Wales on Tuesday who said it’s ‘not the sort of thing you’d see every day out here’
Smith said he was a ‘bit taken back to see such drastic measures being taken in a regional area.’
Dubbo has a population of 38,392 as of June 2018, according to the latest Census.
A spokesperson for the Western New South Wales local health district confirmed there have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region, however none of these were in Dubbo.
Dubbo Regional Council Manager of Corporate image and communications Andrew Parsons told the Daily Liberal they’re monitoring the situation but all council services are still operating.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 636
New South Wales: 307
South Australia: 37
Western Australia: 35
Northern Territory: 1
Australian Capital Territory: 3
TOTAL CASES: 636
‘We’d like to say it’s business at normal but it’s not business as normal because we’re not working in normal times or conditions.’
He told residents to keep a ‘calm head and respectful head’ as the situation escalates.
This comes after announcements by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday for a ban on all non-essential indoor gatherings of greater than 100 people.
The measure was coupled with instructions around strict social distancing, including maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.
Six people have died in Australia, five of those in New South Wales as a result of coronavirus, with 267 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state as of 11am on Wednesday.
Dubbo has a population of 38,392 as of June 2018, according to the latest Census snapshot (stock image)