Aussie commuter is committed to protecting themselves from the coronavirus by carrying 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 images were captured in Dubbo in the central west of New South Wales
- The region has five confirmed cases of coronavirus, but Dubbo has zero
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A man went to great lengths to protect himself from the coronavirus while wearing a face mask and hula hoop while commuting.
The footage shows the Australian walking down Erskine Street in Dubbo, in the central west of New South Wales, capable of protecting himself from contamination.
The video was taken on Tuesday by Twitter user Jake Smith, who said it is ‘not the kind of thing you would see here every day.’
The video comes 24 hours after the federal government introduced strict regulations on Wednesday around social distance and public gatherings.
Images of a man in a full-body suit were captured on Tuesday by Twitter user Jake Smith in Dubbo, New South Wales, who said it is ‘not the kind of thing you would see here every day’
Smith said he was “a bit withdrawn to see such drastic measures being taken in a regional area.”
According to the latest census, as of June 2018, Dubbo has 38,392 inhabitants.
A spokesman for the Western New South Wales local health district confirmed that there were five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region, but none of these were in Dubbo.
Andrew Parsons, director of the Corporate Council and Communications of Dubbo Regional Council, told the Daily liberal they are monitoring the situation, but all municipal services are still working.
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 would like to say that it is normal, but it is not normal, because we don’t work in normal times or conditions.”
He told residents to keep a “calm head and respectful head” as the situation escalated.
This comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcements on Wednesday banning all nonessential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.
The measure was accompanied by instructions around strict social distance, including keeping 1.5 meters away from other people.
Six people died in Australia, five of them in New South Wales from coronavirus, with 267 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Dubbo has a population of 38,392 as of June 2018, according to the latest Census snapshot (stock image)