Viral: Couple wears spacesuits to beach amid COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil
Tercio Galdino and his wife Aliceia Lima took a stroll on the beach in Rio De Janeiro while wearing the spacesuits.
In a full-proof effort to beat the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a couple in Brazil visited a beach in full astronaut suits. The duo -- Tercio Galdino and Aliceia Lima -- were spotted while they were strolling on the beach in Rio De Janeiro alongside Copacabana's famed stretch of sands.
Take a look at the photo of the couple, posted by an Instagram user named Daniel Resende.
O contador Tércio Galdino e sua esposa, a corretora de imóveis, Alicea fazem sucesso nas orlas cariocas vestidos de astronautas. A roupa foi fabricada pelo próprio Tércio, que teve a ideia após assistir uma reportagem onde o pai se vestiu de dinossauro para encontrar o filho. Rio de Janeiro - 2020 #fotojornalismobrasil #futurapress #covid19 #covidphotobrazil #everydaybrasil #riodejaneiro #rj #errejota #southamerica #landscape #cidademaravilhosa #goodvibes #porainorio #cariocando #carioquissimo #021rio
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According to reports, 66-year old accountant Galdino bought the spacesuits and after that made the helmets for himself and his wife. The couple reportedly put smiles on people's faces during their 'Spacewalk'.
There have been several similar incidents where people had dressed up as dinosaurs or other cartoon characters or animals in order to get out of their houses during the lockdown.
Brazil’s total coronavirus death toll stands at 72,100, while the total number of cases is at 1,864,681. It has the second-highest coronavirus death toll, it is surpassed only by the United States, which has registered over 135,000 COVID-19 fatalities, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
Brazil and the United States are also the top two countries in terms of the total number of registered coronavirus cases (the United States has the highest total of over 3.3 million COVID-19 cases).
Meanwhile, Michelle Bolsonaro -- the wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who is sick with the new coronavirus -- said last week that she and her two daughters had tested negative for the virus.
The President announced that he had tested positive on last Tuesday, and said he was quarantining while also taking the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine.
Michelle Bolsonaro, whose grandmother was rushed to hospital and intubated last week, made the announcement on Instagram. She has two daughters, one of whom she had with the President.