Coronavirus worker pours ‘buckets of sweat’ from hazmat suit as medics fight COVID-19 outbreak during hot summer in China
- Footage reportedly shows tons of sweat pouring out of a female medic’s clothes
- The woman lifted her pants as drops of sweat caused puddles on the floor
- The coronavirus worker reportedly took a break while on duty in Xinjiang
- Comes as the Chinese region has been battling a COVID-19 outbreak since July
Viral footage of a coronavirus worker in China who lifts her pants to reveal what appears to be sweat gushing from her hazmat suit has emerged.
The trending video shows buckets of sweat splashing out of a female medic’s protective gear, causing puddles on the floor.
Millions of Chinese internet users have been touched by the clip, calling the health workers ‘heroes’ for the tireless fight against the COVID-19 outbreak during the scorching summer.
The trending video, believed to be filmed in Xinjiang, reportedly shows sweat splashing from the inside of a female medic’s protective gear, causing puddles on the floor.
The social media footage was reportedly filmed on Saturday as the health worker took a break from her shift in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang in northwest China, according to Chinese media.
It comes after Xinjiang faces a local coronavirus crisis that has infected more than 500 people since mid-July.
Local authorities have imposed draconian measures and conducted mass tests to stop the infection cluster.
In the viral video, the Chinese woman is seen sitting on a chair removing blue plastic coverings on her shoes.
Then she pulled up the pants of her hazmat suit as streams of sweat poured from the clothes.
The social media footage was reportedly filmed on Saturday as the health worker took a break from her shift in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, according to Chinese media.
The average temperature in Urumqi on August 8 is said to be around 29 degrees Celsius (84.2 degrees Fahrenheit).
The video was quickly shared on Chinese social media platforms as it showcases the hard work and dedication of the medical staff in the battle on the front lines against the disease, state media said. People’s Daily.
It has affected millions of Chinese internet users, referring to the coronavirus workers fighting the country’s health crisis as ‘heroes and angels’.
One commenter wrote: ‘This has brought me to tears. Thank you all for working so hard, our angels! ‘
Another added: ‘Oh my god this is shocking! All medical personnel are our true heroes! ‘
A third account replied, ‘Summer is so hot and they wear so many layers. It’s unbelievable how difficult it must be. Thank you!’