Twitter is lauding the unique way of the cops to drive home the point. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Living the quarantined life? Getting used to it? With nowhere to go, if you think you have seen all viral videos, think again! If you thought that Chennai cop's corona helmet was cool, wait till you see this awesome street play by the Bengaluru Traffic Police. The message is simple - DON'T GO OUT!! To make things clearer for those who still want to explore the lockdown without any reason, Bengaluru Traffic Police has the perfect remedy. In a video retweeted on the micro-blogging site, the cops are seen blowing conch shells and chanting the slogan that roughly translates into - don't go out or coronavirus will catch you. In the street play, a man on the bike is seen being apprehended by cops wearing a virus-like helmet. They stop him and one of them sits pillion with the biker. Seconds later, the cops make the biker wearing a similar corona-like helmet to send out the message that he is infected too.
Corona is waiting for you, don't get out of the house. #StayHome— BengaluruTrafficPolice (@blrcitytraffic) March 31, 2020
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Twitter is lauding the unique way of the cops to drive home the point. "Once all this is over & evil (Darona virus) leaves Earth, we all will look back, smile & tell it to generations to come, “it was a hell of a time, but those were the days,” tweeted one user with Twitter handle @ne2b. "BLR police are so much more civilised and have a great sense of humour. Respect," said @karnikajit.
Earlier, Chennai Police inspector Rajesh Babu made healdines with his innovative method to convince people to stay indoors. Video clips of him convincing people to adhere to the lockdown were being shared widely on social media. "If you come out, I will come in," Babu told anyone violating the lockdown. With that corona helmet, Babu has been able to make people understand the point of lockdown.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,637 in the country on Wednesday while the death toll rose to 38, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,466, while 132 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, the ministry stated. As per the health ministry's updated data at 9 AM, three fresh deaths were reported since the last update on Tuesday.
However, it could not be known from which parts of the country these three fatalities were reported. Till Tuesday night, Maharashtra had reported the most deaths (9) in the country so far, followed by Gujarat (6), Karnataka (3) Madhya Pradesh (3), Punjab (3), Delhi (2), West Bengal (2) and Jammu and Kashmir (2). Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each. The state-wise breakup of the cases was also not available immediately.
(With agency inputs)