Traveller seen with water bottle on head at YVR as virus spreads

Jughead viral protection?

Some people are taking extreme measures to protect themselves as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. 

With B.C.'s first confirmed case, some are getting creative in Vancouver.

A person was photographed at Vancouver International Airport wearing what looks like a plastic water jug on their head and a mask over their mouth.  

Lynne Carter posted the images to Facebook Tuesday, captioning them: "Fresh out of YVR. The latest anti-virus shields made with old water jugs."

Meanwhile provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says risk of infection of the virus in B.C. is "still extremely low."  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not advise wearing containers on your head to prevent a coronavirus infection.

And while there are currently no vaccines available to protect against human coronavirus infection, the CDC advises you may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

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