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Newborn Babies In Thailand Given Face Shields To Protect Them From Covid-19

Newborn Babies In Thailand Given Face Shields To Protect Them From Covid-19

Babies born in a hospital in Thailand are being given tiny face shields to protect them from Covid-19.

Nurses at Praram 9 Hopsital in the country's capital Bangkok have been giving newborns the shields to wear in the maternity ward.

Another hospital in the country has also decided to take the same measures. Another hospital in Samut Prakarn province has adopted the same measure.

Paolo Hospital, in the Samut Prakan province wrote on its Facebook page: "We have extra protection measures for little ones and friends, with face shield for newborns. So cute!"

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A baby in the maternity ward of the Praram 9 Hospital. Credit: Getty
A baby in the maternity ward of the Praram 9 Hospital. Credit: Getty

The country has so far reported 2,473 confirmed cases and a total of 33 deaths related to the pandemic, which is sweeping the globe.

People have been coming up with inventive ways to protect children from the disease, which has so far claimed the lives of 97,331 people around the world.

A dad in Shanghai has designed a bespoke safety cabin for his child to protect them from the spread of coronavirus.

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Credit: Ruptly
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The special suit, created by Cao Junjie, is inspired by the popular video game Death Stranding, an action game set in the United States during the aftermath of the eponymous 'Death Stranding', which saw creatures from a realm between life and death roam the Earth.

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The suit features a small pod with a see-through screen, along with a filter and screen showing the air quality.

In the video, Junijie shows off his creation by putting the harness on and popping his baby inside the cabin - amazingly, the kid doesn't look fussed in the slightest as they're bundled into the cabin.

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After popping on his own mask, Junijie then heads out for a stroll with the infant, who spends most of the time sleeping soundly, by the looks of things.

At one point Junijie places his hand inside the pod through a special hole with an interconnect glove, and comforts the baby.

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Junijie explained: "Because I like scientific movies and games, the structure of the safety cabin is similar to the game Death Stranding, I checked the character in the game."

Junijie is reportedly attempting to patent the Death Stranding-inspired suit - though it's probably worth noting that it's his word against ours as to whether or not it actually works.

It's amazing to see people using this rare bit of extra time to be productive - or you know, watch TV all day and eat your body weight in toast - remember, all coping strategies are valid.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: World News, Coronavirus

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]