India is also taking restrictive measures across the country to curb the spread of coronaviruses, and law enforcement agencies are struggling to make sure everyone follows the rules. But there is a policeman who has found a creative way to make everyone understand the importance of staying at home. Rajesh Babu, a police inspector in the city of Chennai, decided to wear a specially made coronavirus helmet while stopping vehicles and pedestrians at checkpoints.
The helmet is covered with red tips with bulbs at the ends, and looks exactly like the microscopic image of the COVID-19.
Local artist B. Gowtham, founder of the Art Kingdom organization of Chennai, was pushed to create the special helmet when he found a lack of awareness on the part of people about the importance of staying at home and taking preventative measures against coronavirus.
Gowtham thought that part of the problem was due to the fact that the enemy is invisible, so he decided to create a "virus" that people could actually see coming.
Gowtham went to the nearest police station to get the green light, and went to work. The shops are all closed, so the artist had to improvise with what was available. He used newspapers and tissue paper to create the tips, and then handed the helmet to police inspector Babu, who expressed enthusiasm for the idea.
With his helmet on, Inspector Babu stops people in cars or motorbikes, especially when he sees them without a mask, and explains to them the importance of social distancing and the use of protections, urging them not to leave the house except for vital reasons.