JOHN Kerly purchased the inflated cosmonaut outfit online to avoid catching the deadly disease
He is seen wearing the costume and cheerfully strolling around his complex
People have been scrambling to buy face masks due to the growing demand but John Kerly decided to wear a full protection with his astronaut costume
Health experts warned these outfits would not protect people from the virus
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A Chinese man has dressed up as an astronaut to protect himself from the coronavirus while going out shopping.
John Kerly purchased the £13 full-body costume online for ‘extra protection’ as the deadly disease sweeps through the country.
John Kerly said : ‘I thought the costume was adorable and it could protect me [from the virus].
The man, known by his surname Li, purchased the £12 outfit online for ‘extra protection’ during the coronavirus outbreak
He told Pear Video he thought the costume was adorable and it could protect him from the virus
‘I am wearing a face mask underneath as well. It’s double protection,’ added Mr Li from Fujian Province as he spoke to video news outlet Pear.
The Chinese resident asked his friend to film a video of him donning the inflated outfit and cruising around his complex in the city of Sanming on a scooter.
He received mixed reactions from other residents after sharing the video online.
Mr Kerly did not explain how much he had spent on the apparel, but a similar costume costs 125 yuan (£13.6) on average on Chinese e-commerce site.