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Coronacop - Indian police don coronavirus-shaped helmet to raise awareness03:06

Coronacop - Indian police don coronavirus-shaped helmet to raise awareness

India, Chennai
March 30, 2020 at 22:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

A traffic policeman in Chennai is aiming to make the Indian public more aware of the COVID-19 lockdown measures by informing passers-by whilst wearing a helmet shaped like the coronavirus.

The helmet, designed by a local artist, aims to dissuade commuters from coming out on the streets during the nationwide lockdown.

The footage shows the police wearing the helmet at a roadblock whilst informing commuters of the new rules. Some passers-by can even be seen stopping to take photos of the helmet.

"This particular figure has created an awareness. Yesterday, in fact, there were too many vehicles that were passing here and all this stuff. After seeing this helmet, I guess that most of the people are avoiding to travel," explained Inspector Rajesh Babu of the Chennai police.

India is currently reporting 1,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which has killed 29 as of Monday.

Coronacop - Indian police don coronavirus-shaped helmet to raise awareness03:06
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A traffic policeman in Chennai is aiming to make the Indian public more aware of the COVID-19 lockdown measures by informing passers-by whilst wearing a helmet shaped like the coronavirus.

The helmet, designed by a local artist, aims to dissuade commuters from coming out on the streets during the nationwide lockdown.

The footage shows the police wearing the helmet at a roadblock whilst informing commuters of the new rules. Some passers-by can even be seen stopping to take photos of the helmet.

"This particular figure has created an awareness. Yesterday, in fact, there were too many vehicles that were passing here and all this stuff. After seeing this helmet, I guess that most of the people are avoiding to travel," explained Inspector Rajesh Babu of the Chennai police.

India is currently reporting 1,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which has killed 29 as of Monday.

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