A woman uses half a water container to try and stop the spread of bacteria reaching her

As the deadly strain of COVID-19 continues to spread, people in the UK have started taking rather interesting precautions to protect themselves from the virus, including the use of plastic boxes and bags for life to cover their faces.

Another commented: “But what about the person at the back with a Tesco bag on their head. If this isn’t the most UK thing about the coronavirus I don’t know what is.”

A third simply asked: “Really London…?”

“Hope he doesn’t suffocate himself, the remedy might be worse than the cure,” added someone else.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are typically spread through the air, with infected people coughing or sneezing, or by close personal contact, such as shaking hands.

It’s also possible to be infected by touching an object or surface with the virus on it, and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

Early symptoms of the coronavirus include a fever, diarrhea, a dry cough, shortness of breath and general body aches.

Some patients have also reported confusion and fatigue.

In severe cases, coronavirus  can cause a high fever, kidney failure and pneumonia.

The initial symptoms are similar to other respiratory illnesses – such as the flu or the common cold.People of all ages can contract coronavirus, but once caught it’s more dangerous for young children, the elderly, people with pre-existing health conditions, or people with weakened immune systems.

There is no cure for coronavirus because it is a virus, the report added.

“As coronavirus is a virus, there is no cure. Scientists have already begun working on a vaccine, but this will not become available for at least a year.”