New South Wales Man Gives Coronavirus Wide Berth With Adapted Hula Hoop

A man in the New South Wales town of Dubbo, was spotted wearing a homemade protective suit, which included a face mask and a hula hoop, on March 17.

Footage of the man was shared by New South Wales native Jake Smith to Twitter who used a number of coronavirus-related hashtags in his post.

Smith told Storyful that the scene, captured on Erskine Street in Dubbo, was “not the sort of thing you’d see every day out here.” Smith said too that he was a “bit taken back to see such drastic measures being taken in a regional area.”

This comes as “tough new national measures” have been placed by the New South Wales government to curb the spread of the pandemic, which includes a ban of non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 or more people from March 18.

Five people have died as a result of the virus, and the number of diagnosed cases in the State had increased to 267, according to a New South Wales government update on Wednesday.

International arrivals to Australia have been instructed by the Australian government to self-isolate for 14 days. Credit: Jake Smith via Storyful