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Chilling pictures show babies wearing face shields to protect them against coronavirus at Thai hospital

FACING THE WORLD

CHILLING pictures show newborn babies wearing face shields to protect them against coronavirus at Thai hospital.

The newborn babies were fitted with face shields after emerging from the womb to face a world in crisis.

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Both infants, born at Princ Hospital in Suvarnabhumi, Thailand, were equipped with the visors to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as the deadly virus continues to sweep across the globe.

Wrapped in baby clothes with only their faces poking out, the contraption covers the entirety of their heads.

It came as Thailand's prime minister announced a night-time curfew across the country, saying people had to "adapt to survive".

The 10pm until 4am curfew, which will run indefinitely, is the latest measure by the government to curb gatherings and have people stay at home as much as possible.

Thailand has seen rising numbers of cases who became infected abroad before returning to the country and has put nearly 2,000 people who came into contact with them into quarantine.

Last week, Thailand closed all border crossings for everyone except for Thai nationals, diplomats and their families, and foreigners with permits allowing them to work in Thailand.

The World Health Organisation's latest figures show 1,771 cases and 12 deaths in the country.

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