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People Are Using Water Jugs On Their Head In Vancouver To Block The Coronavirus

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

While masks seem to be a popular method of protection against the coronavirus,sone people are taking more extreme measure. 

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In an image from the back, it appears that the person has cut a hole into the container in order to make room for their ponytail. 

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Photo: Lynne Carter / Facebook

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 you against human coronavirus infection, the CDC advises that 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
Photo: Lynne Carter / Facebook

It may seem strange, but other travellers across the globe have been spotted using the same method.

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In a statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, says the risk of spreading the virus within BC “remains low.”

“All necessary precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of infection. We have multiple systems in place to prepare for, detect and respond, in order to prevent the spread of serious infectious diseases in the province.”

“Regular handwashing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow sleeve, disposing of tissues appropriately and avoiding contact with sick people are important ways to prevent the spread of respiratory illness generally,” Henry explained. 

On Saturday, the Ontario provincial government confirmed its first “presumptive case” of coronavirus at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital.

On Monday morning, the wife also tested positive for the second presumptive case of the virus in Canada. 

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