Coronavirus fears see man in full military battle dress shop for loo roll – The Sun

A MAN wearing full military camouflage and a face mask has been pictured shopping for toilet roll, while a Tesco customer in a hazmat suit was spotted sweeping the aisles, as the number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus leaps to 798 in the UK.

The men donned full protective gear as they headed out for toilet paper and other essentials.

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The image of the man in camouflage was posted on social media by Twitter user Paul Roles, who captured it: "Meanwhile, in Bath."

The man in the photograph, who wore a mask and goggles, is one of an increasing number of people taking extraordinary measures to beat the illness.


Commuters worried about the spread of the deadly bug have been pictured wearing makeshift masks as they travel to work.

One woman was spotted with a plastic box on her head, while a man was captured on the tube wearing a gas mask.

However, experts have previously said facial coverings do little to protect from the virus, especially if not worn properly.

Health chief Professor Chris Whitty has warned the masks will have 'little effect' on stopping the spread of the virus.

The World Health Organisation has advised healthy people should only wear a mask if they are taking care of someone suspected to have the virus – while anyone diagnosed with the illness should keep away from other members of the public.


It comes as millions of Brits were ordered to work from home, with some big companies likely to shut down next week as part of 'Flu Monday'.

Across the country, busy roads are empty of cars, while busy London streets are deserted as visitors keep away.

Yesterday, Boris Johnson warned that people should stay at home for seven days if they have a mild cough or temperature – and said "many more" people will die.

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