The world, which has a population of 1.3 billion, is currently on a 21-day lockdown to restrict the spread of the virus.
Chennai police officer Rajesh has also taken an unconventional path to stop people in the midst of their journeys to teach them about the value of living at home. Then he joined up with a local artist called Gowtham who used paper to design the officer’s helmet.
This Indian police officer wears a coronavirus helmet which encourages people to stay at home
Talking to Asian News International, Rajesh Babu said: “We take all the steps, but still people come out on the streets. Therefore, this corona helmet is one of the steps we are taking to ensure that people are aware of the seriousness of the police. The helmet is an attempt to do something different.”
The 1.3 billion nation is reportedly under a 21-day lockdown
“When I wear this, the thought of coronavirus comes into the minds of the commuters,” the policeman told the local media. “Especially, the children react strongly after seeing this and want to be taken home.”
“This helmet is one of the measures we take to ensure sure residents are conscious of the police’s severity”
Rajesh is sad that people are not taking the quarantine seriously: “We had been talking to the public. But awareness among them is very less. So we thought of doing something different.” At the moment, there are over 1,000 people infected in India with Covid-19.
Tamil Nadu: Wearing a #coronavirus-themed helmet & carrying 'coronavirus shield & mace', Police Inspector Rajesh Babu visits different markets in Villivakkam area of Chennai to spread awareness about the disease. pic.twitter.com/cvpvtzOzMh— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2020