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Space Oddities - Rio couple wear astronaut-like outfits to stay safe from COVID04:17

Space Oddities - Rio couple wear astronaut-like outfits to stay safe from COVID

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro
July 19, 2020 at 19:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

A couple from Rio de Janeiro became popular with the local beachgoing community after they started wearing astronaut-like to protect themselves from coronavirus.

In the video filmed on Tuesday at the iconic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Tercio Galdino and his partner Alicea Lima, spoke about how the idea came about.

"I'm 66 years old, part of the (covid) group of risk, and during quarantine at home I got really anxious, feeling that I had to go out and do things, but could not, since the infection rate was really high here in Rio de Janeiro. Watching a report on TV I saw an interview with a doctor. He went for more than 40 days without seeing his family because he was in the task force against corona. He then created a dinosaur costume in order to visit his family. It was very touching. So I thought about doing something similar to go out on the streets," said Galdino.

Rio residents could be seen constantly stopping the couple, quickly becoming famous, for a photo.

Space Oddities - Rio couple wear astronaut-like outfits to stay safe from COVID04:17
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A couple from Rio de Janeiro became popular with the local beachgoing community after they started wearing astronaut-like to protect themselves from coronavirus.

In the video filmed on Tuesday at the iconic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Tercio Galdino and his partner Alicea Lima, spoke about how the idea came about.

"I'm 66 years old, part of the (covid) group of risk, and during quarantine at home I got really anxious, feeling that I had to go out and do things, but could not, since the infection rate was really high here in Rio de Janeiro. Watching a report on TV I saw an interview with a doctor. He went for more than 40 days without seeing his family because he was in the task force against corona. He then created a dinosaur costume in order to visit his family. It was very touching. So I thought about doing something similar to go out on the streets," said Galdino.

Rio residents could be seen constantly stopping the couple, quickly becoming famous, for a photo.

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