Woman without mask in coronavirus zone wears giraffe costume to protect herself

A Chinese woman turned up to hospital in a giant giraffe costume because she didn’t have any coronavirus masks left.

The woman – known only as Mrs He – resorted to the bizarre outfit after her stricken parents asked her to run errands in Luzhou, China.

She told reporters that she bought the costume last week after running out of working face masks.

She also revealed that she shelled out on an alien costume for when the dinosaur one needed washing.

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Hilarious footage shows her covered from head to toe with a small piece of plastic film for her to see out of.

Her father was a regular patients at the hospital’s respiratory ward before the virus broke out.

As the healthiest person in the family, she volunteered to go into town for medicine – and even managed to persuade a doctor to do a consultation over webcam.

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Another video shows Mrs He in regular clothes with an expired medical mask and ski glasses.

She said: “I have been wearing this mask for a while. There's no face mask available for sale.”

It comes after China's foreign affairs ministry announced that the country "urgently" needs medical supplies such as surgical masks, hazmat suits and goggles.

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Factories now working around the clock at full capacity are still only able to produce about 20 million masks each day, China's ministry of industry revealed.

The Wuhan coronavirus has shown no signs of slowing down in mainland China, with more than 31,100 confirmed cases.

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