A chef in Vietnam is making burgers in the shape of the coronavirus.

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Hoang Tung and his team in Hanoi are aiming to boost morale during the pandemic by moulding dozens of green-tea stained burger buns complete with little 'crowns' made of dough to resemble microscopic images of the virus.

Tung said: ''We have this joke that if you are scared of something, you should eat it.

''That's why the coronavirus isn't scary anymore after you eat a burger in the shape of the virus itself. That way of thinking spreads joy to other during this pandemic.''

The Pizza Home takeaway shop is currently selling around 50 burgers a day, despite the growing numbers of businesses in Vietnam that have been forced to close because of the virus.

Dang Dinh Quy viewed the 'coronaburger' as a morale-boosting treat.

Quy said: ''This coronavirus is very dangerous. But if we eat a burger in its shape, in our minds its like we are already victorious.

''If you want to beat it, you've got to eat it first.''