- Title: Spacewalking on the beach: Brazil couple dons astronaut outfits amid pandemic
- Date: 11th July 2020
- Summary: VARIOUS OF LIMA SHOWING PHOTOS OF HERSELF ON HER PHONE TAKEN BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
- Embargoed: 25th July 2020 20:12
- Keywords: Brazil Copacabana Rio de Janeiro astronaut beach coronavirus couple elderly infections pandemic protective gear space stroll suits walk
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- City: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Human-Led Quirky,Human-Led Stories
- Reuters ID: LVA004CMD7TXJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:What do deep space and the coronavirus pandemic have in common? You shouldn't step out into either without wearing the appropriate protective gear!
Brazilian couple Tercio Galdino and Aliceia Lima have gone to great lengths to protect themselves against the threat of the novel coronavirus by making full astronaut suits they wear even when taking a stroll on the beach.
On Saturday (July 11), the creative couple put smiles on the faces of people as they walked alongside Copacabana's famed stretch of sand in Rio de Janeiro.
66-year-old accountant Galdino purchased the suits, but he made his and his wife's helmets himself. He said his wife, 65-year-old real estate agent Aliceia Lima, was a bit hesitant to don her suit at first, but came around to her husband's idea of an 'adventure in the streets.'
Brazil - which has the second-highest virus death toll after the United States - exceeded 1.8 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of Friday (July 10), and the disease has killed a total of 70,398 people, according to the country's Health Ministry.
(Production: Sebastian Rocandio, Patrick Alwine)
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