A father in China has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect his two-month-old baby from the coronavirus.
Cao Junjie of Shanghai designed and created a “baby safety pod” to protect his son while going outside.
Purified air is pumped into the small isolation pod, and it has built-in rubber gloves to prevent skin contact. Cao spent a month making it from a cat-carrier backpack.
“It can offer a totally isolated environment when going out,” Cao said. “It can provide a safe and comfortable environment for the baby.”
Babies are currently not considered at high-risk of COVID-19 and research has found the majority of children experience mild symptoms with few requiring hospitalisation.
But Cao still found it important to find a way to protect his son.
“At this moment, he is too small so he can’t wear a mask,” Fang Lulu, Cao’s wife, said. “And the mask can affect his breathing so it’s dangerous. I think the baby pod he has made is pretty safe. We have tried several times, so I feel relieved.”
This video was produced and edited by Al Jazeera NewsFeed’s Natalia Faisal.