Chinese man builds ‘baby pod’ to protect infant from virus

26 Mar 2020

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Shanghai: Cao Junjie walks around a residential compound to demonstrate for the camera a safety pod he created to protect his two-month old baby from coronavirus.—Reuters
Shanghai: Cao Junjie walks around a residential compound to demonstrate for the camera a safety pod he created to protect his two-month old baby from coronavirus.—Reuters

SHANGHAI: The father of a two-month-old infant in Shanghai has created a custom-built pod complete with an air purification system to keep his baby safe from the coronavirus outbreak.

Cao Junjie, 30, refashioned a cat carrier to make the sealable pod that includes an air-quality monitor displaying the concentration of carbon dioxide inside.

“Because of the epidemic, I spent a month making this baby safety pod for my kid ... It can provide a safe and comfortable environment for the baby,” Cao said on Wednesday.

Cao’s wife, Fang Lulu, said she initially wasn’t sure how comfortable the baby would be inside the pod.

“I think the baby pod he made is pretty safe. We have tried it several times, so I feel relieved,” said Fang.

Published in Dawn, March 26th, 2020