Rajesh Babu wearing a helmet depicting coronavirus (Picture: Reuters)

A police officer in India has taken a new approach to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rajesh Babu donned a helmet made to look like the virus to frighten people when they saw him out on patrol.

The country is on a 21-day lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Rajesh was pictured in Chennai today, where he pulled over motorists and tried to make them aware of the importance of staying home.

It’s meant to make people take the virus seriously (Picture: Reuters)
He speaks to a family at a checkpoint (Picture: AFP)

He told Asian News International: ‘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. When I wear this, the thought of coronavirus comes into the minds of the commuters. Especially, the children react strongly after seeing this and want to be taken home.’

According to ANI, local artist Gowtham customised a helmet using paper and gave it to him to wear.

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source: skynews.com


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