Viral Couple With Plastic Bags On Head For COVID

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

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This is the viral moment a couple are seen walking around a Madrid supermarket with plastic bags over their heads to protect themselves from COVID-19 while the woman complains it is too hot.

The bizarre scene was reportedly recorded by an onlooker in a Mercadona supermarket in the Spanish capital Madrid and has since been shared by Paco Bocero, the sales manager of AliExpress in Spain, receiving over 2million views.

In the video, a woman can be seen with a clear plastic bag over her head and she says “the heat is killing me”.

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Her male companion also has a plastic bag over his head with a slit cut out at the front as they walk through the aisles.

Netizens were quick to point out that using a plastic bag to protect from the virus comes with a risk of suffocation, with ‘BasteiroV’ commenting: “If they are not killed by coronavirus they will die from suffocation.”

‘Jhm_sal’ said: “If you die you cannot be infected, those three idiots in the video will end up dying from suffocation”.

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‘PerkyTranslator’ added: “I love it, they are wearing bags as if they are useful, but the kids, nothing”.

The spread of coronavirus in Madrid has seen more than 1,000 confirmed cases and left many supermarkets with their shelves empty.

Thirty-one people have died from the virus in Madrid with 55 victims in total in Spain from 2,277 confirmed cases.

The Association of Spanish Supermarket Chains have asked citizens to remain calm with their shopping, saying supermarkets are guaranteed to have products.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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