Published: 04th April 2020
Go Corona Go: How law enforcers are using Corona dolls, helmets and songs to spread awareness amid lockdown
Local authorities, social workers and some other people are using unique methods to spread awareness about COVID-19 and to tackle the violators amid the lockdown. Check it out!
As reports of citizens violating the lockdown amid the COVID-19 outbreak keep surfacing from around the world and across cities in India, the local police and some good samaritans have come up with interesting and fun ways to stop people from venturing out unnecessarily and at the same time spread awareness.
An innovative idea employed by the police was recently witnessed in Chennai. A police officer wore a ‘Corona’ helmet and carried a Corona strick and a shield to spread awareness about the dangers of the Coronavirus. The police inspector named Rajeesh Kumar went about the task in a market in the city. He was seen going close to the people with the stick and urging them to maintain social distancing even if they have to venture out for essential needs. "The police has been fighting against Coronavirus and urging people to stay at home. This is a busy market and we are asking to maintain social distancing," Kumar said, as per reports. Speaking about how it works, the police inspector added, "We take this Corona stick towards them and ask them to maintain one-metre distance from this, and then we show the shield, that if you follow it, you will be safeguarded. They do agree. When I take it near them, they get frightened, that’s getting into their mind, and that is the main motive."
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To lighten the mood in the city of joy amid the lockdown, officers from the Gariahat Police Station in Kolkata sang their own rendition of the filmmaker-musician Anjan Dutta's iconic song Bela Bose with a Coronavirus twist. In a video shared by the DC South-East Division, Kolkata Police on Twitter, officers wearing masks are seen crooning Bela Bose at a residential area near Gariahat. As the other cops cheered and clapped, the scene resembled nothing less than that of a rock concert.
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The Bengaluru Traffic Police also followed in the footsteps of the Chennai police and are now using helmets in the shape of the Coronavirus to crack down on people and motorists violating the lockdown and stepping out of their houses. In an attempt to get motorists to follow the rules of the lockdown, the officers have started enacting how the Coronavirus can infect people. Videos of cops crouching around two-wheeler riders and cars with the strange helmets have been going viral on social media since the past few days.
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A police officer in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh was seen riding a horse covered with Coronavirus-themed paintings as he made announcements requesting people to follow social distancing and healthy habits during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown.
A social worker in Moradabad took to the streets with a Coronavirus-themed helmet, urging people to realise the severity of the infection and stay indoors. Vishesh Pal, a social worker, also works as a delivery agent for the Agarwal Community Kitchen which is providing food to the marginalised sections of the society during the lockdown. Pal dons the helmet while delivering food at doorsteps for spreading awareness amongst the public.
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Corona dolls, that is people wearing suits that resemble the virus were seen on the streets of Bolivia to make people aware of dos and don’ts during the pandemic. Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez announced a complete lockdown effective from April 5 to contain the spread of the virus.
A coronavirus-shaped burger is also being served at a restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam to lighten customers' mood amid the crisis.