Bewildered with the rapid spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in Europe, some Brits wore plastic containers, gas masks … in public and received puzzled looks.

In the UK, people think of ways to protect themselves against corona virus. Images of people working in pockets, carrying cases, gas masks and ski goggles were posted on social networking sites and quickly caught the attention of netizens. 

To protect herself from the virus, this woman tied a plastic box on her head with a scarf. Another man is covered with a plastic bag.

These young people wear gas masks seriously and appear very natural, making people around them curious, even difficult to understand.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that such devices are not an effective way to protect people from this rapidly spreading Covid-19 disease. Experts say that there is no need to do so unless you have symptoms or are close to the sick person. According to Metro , the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has banned a series of “bewildering rumor” ads for masks, accusing them of taking advantage of people’s fears about the corona virus outbreak.

Earlier, the shortage of masks also caused a similar problem in China, where the disease first appeared. Images of people in this country using melon shells, foam membranes, bra and even diapers to replace masks found at airports, railway stations or supermarkets …


According to updated data of the British government, as of March 5 morning, there were 115 cases of Covid-19 infection, one fatal. The increase in infections has caused panic for people. They started stockpiling supplies for the days of disease prevention. Supermarkets across the country are empty. 

On March 3, the British government announced a plan to deal with the corona virus, including a warning that up to a fifth of British workers will get sick when Covid-19 reaches its peak. Emergency measures may include closing schools, emergency military assistance and requiring retired medical workers to return to work.

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