Beijing Taxi Driver Works Inside Improvised 'Bubble' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A Beijing taxi driver was filmed driving with an improvised protective ‘bubble’ around his seat as the coronavirus outbreak affected China.

“Here’s how people are protecting themselves from the coronavirus… either that or they don’t want to talk to me,” Emily Angwin, an anchor with Chinese state media outlet CGTN, posted to Twitter with the video on February 26.

Chinese health authorities reported 78,497 confirmed cases of coronavirus on February 27 in the country. Some 47,824 of the tally came from Wuhan, where the outbreak began. Over 2,700 people have died from the virus in China and 32,495 had been cured and discharged from hospital, according to the country’s National Health Commission.

Cases of coronavirus had begun to spike in countries outside of China in recent days, with Korea recording over 1,700 cases on February 27 and Italy confirming over 400 cases on the same day. Credit: Emily Angwin via Storyful