A woman recently went viral after she came up with a creative way of protecting herself from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
The woman explained that her face masks have expired and she decided to buy costumes online due to the shortage of surgical masks in the country
In the video, the woman can be seen fully covered from head to toe, with only a small window of transparent plastic film for her to see through. She casually picks up medicine and interacts with doctors while wearing the inflatable giraffe suit.
According to South China Morning Post, she resorted to the bizarre outfit after she was unable to purchase face masks, but her sick parents needed her to run some errands.
The woman also added that her father had been a regular patient at the hospital prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
To reduce the risk of her father being infected while visiting a hospital, she decided to go to the hospital herself and ask the doctor to conduct a virtual consultation for her father through a video call.
Authorities have responded by saying that such costumes are unable to protect people from infection
Meanwhile, the video has garnered mixed reactions from netizens
One person commented, "Funny but sad at the same time. I hope mask production in China will catch up with the demand. It has affected surrounding countries now. In my country, Indonesia, the price of [face] masks has [risen] up uncontrollably."
"Desperation does wonders. Hope the virus [goes] away soon," wrote another user.
One netizen said, "You know the situation is dire when they don't laugh seeing a giraffe costume in [a] hospital."