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Desperate air passengers have been spotted wearing everything from plastic bottles to motorbike helmets in a bid to protect themselves from the deadly coronavirus.

It comes as airlines such as British Airways have axed all flights to China amid the terrifying outbreak which has killed more than 100 people.

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One woman was seen with a plastic bottle on her headCredit: Twitter

Photos of terrified travellers have been shared on social media, with people seen covering themselves with plastic sheets and even bottles in public.

A mother and child were seen on the Hong Kong Metro system wearing makeshift “shields” fashioned from cut plastic bottles.

Others were also spotted in similar makeshift protection in airport queues.

On a flight from Shanghai to Perth, one man was pictured wearing a motorbike helmet in a bid to protect himself from the deadly bug.

Passengers on the same flight told The West Australian most people on board were wearing face masks as a minimum and the plane was sprayed once they landed.

 The same woman was photographed by several passengers for her unusual mask

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The same woman was photographed by several passengers for her unusual maskCredit: Twitter

 One person was pictured with a makeshift plastic bottle for a mask on the underground

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One person was pictured with a makeshift plastic bottle for a mask on the undergroundCredit: Twitter

 One woman was seen wearing a plastic bag over her head

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One woman was seen wearing a plastic bag over her headCredit: Twitter

 This family wrapped themselves up with plastic sheeting

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This family wrapped themselves up with plastic sheetingCredit: Twitter

Another family were seen covered in plastic sheeting while waiting in the queue at an airport, all wearing face masks at the same time.

Within China, passengers have been told they would be banned from any form of public transport if they’re not wearing face masks.


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The deadly coronavirus has killed 132 people to date, with the death toll up from 106 just yesterday.

The UK government has now banned all but essential travel to China amid the outbreak, with many tourist attractions already closed since last week.

A number of airlines around the world, including British Airways and United Airlines, have axed flights to the country.

 A mother and child were spotted with plastic bottles on their head

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A mother and child were spotted with plastic bottles on their headCredit: Twitter

 One woman was seen wearing a shower cap

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One woman was seen wearing a shower capCredit: Reuters

 A passenger was pictured wearing a bike helmet on a flight from Shanghai

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A passenger was pictured wearing a bike helmet on a flight from ShanghaiCredit: 7NEWS

 Another was seen wearing their own version of a gas mask

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Another was seen wearing their own version of a gas maskCredit: Twitter

 One person was spotted in South Korea covered head to toe

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One person was spotted in South Korea covered head to toeCredit: Reuters

 Shoppers were also spotted with different forms of protection

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Shoppers were also spotted with different forms of protectionCredit: Twitter

Experts expect the coronavirus outbreak to last for months.

There are growing concerns as the virus has now been seen in people who have never been to China.

While an interactive maps shows the terrifying spread of the virus around the world.

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