Former Chelsea star Oscar covers his face with a mask as he bids to evade the devastating outbreak of coronavirus in China.
Oscar moved to China in 2017 to sign a big money deal with Shanghai SIPG, where he remains a key player heading into the new season.
Sharing a picture on his Instagram story on Wednesday, Oscar was pictured indoors but with a light green face mask keeping his nose and mouth covered.
The 28-year-old was also wearing a black jumper and woolly hat indoors as he kept himself away from potential infection.
China is on lockdown after a severe outbreak of coronavirus.
Oscar shared the picture on his Instagram page
The virus is a strain that has not yet been seen in humans before and is believed to have started in a seafood market.
The outbreak originated in Wuhan in eastern China before Christmas.
Oscar is based in Shanghai, which is 820 kilometres away – or a nine hour drive – but is one of the nearest big cities to where the virus originated.
It is transmitted from person to person and there are fears that it could travel even more given the Chinese New Year celebrations this weekend, where millions of people will travel in and out of the country.
Oscar in action during his time at Chelsea
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As of Thursday morning, China had 473 cases of the virus confirmed, with 17 people losing their lives.
Symptoms include fever, coughing and breathing difficulties.
Residents of Wuhan have been told to only leave the city, which houses 8.9million people, in extreme emergencies, while outsiders are asked not to travel in.
The city of Wuhan is on lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus
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