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Policeman In India Creates A Coronavirus Helmet To Frighten People Who Refuse To Stay At Home
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Policeman In India Creates A Coronavirus Helmet To Frighten People Who Refuse To Stay At Home

This police officer in India just took pandemic prevention to a whole new level. Rajesh Babu―an officer patrolling the streets of Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu―has gone viral on social media for wearing a helmet that looks just like coronavirus.

At the moment, the country, which has a population of 1.3 billion, is on a 21-day lockdown in order to limit the spread of the virus. Therefore, Chennai police officer Rajesh has taken an unusual approach to stop people in the middle of their journeys to educate them about the importance of staying at home. So he teamed up with a local artist named Gowtham who customized the officer’s helmet by using paper.

This Indian police officer wears a coronavirus helmet to encourage people to stay home

Image credits: Reuters

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 country of 1.3 billion is currently under a 21-day lockdown

Image credits: Reuters

“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 steps we are taking to ensure that people are aware of the seriousness of the police”

Image credits: Reuters

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.

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George
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2 years ago

I bet he loves wearing that awesome helmet.

Nea
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2 years ago

Indian policemen are doing excellent job at frontline. This one is another level though.

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2 years ago (edited)

Yep, true but this one forgot to bring his "Lathi" for beating the crap out of person till s/he is dead, who is just out to some milk for his family.

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Krasimira Ilieva
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2 years ago

No one notice 4 people on the motorcycle ? Just me? Ok.

Ariel Fox
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2 years ago

It's like the family CAR - they're probably USED to travelling that way! Certainly better than the dangerous and packed Indian BUSES!

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George
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet he loves wearing that awesome helmet.

Nea
Community Member
2 years ago

Indian policemen are doing excellent job at frontline. This one is another level though.

Not what you think.
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Yep, true but this one forgot to bring his "Lathi" for beating the crap out of person till s/he is dead, who is just out to some milk for his family.

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Krasimira Ilieva
Community Member
2 years ago

No one notice 4 people on the motorcycle ? Just me? Ok.

Ariel Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

It's like the family CAR - they're probably USED to travelling that way! Certainly better than the dangerous and packed Indian BUSES!

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