Man spotted wearing a motorbike helmet on-board a flight over fear of coronavirus


A worried passenger was pictured wearing a motorbike helmet on-board a flight from China to Australia over the fear of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Picture of the man’s attire was shared online by others on the flight from Shanghai to Perth on Wednesday morning.

Those who landed in Perth about 9.30am on the nine-hour China Eastern flight also had to stay in their seats while officials sprayed around them, one passenger said.

‘When I transferred in Shanghai I did not see anyone in the airport without a mask,’ passenger Marina Jambrina told The West Australian.

‘There was one guy wearing a [motorcycle] helmet,’ another passenger John Fu said.

The deadly coronavirus has left 131 people dead, with confirmed infections at around 5,568 across the world.