Dressed as ‘coronavirus zombies’, Delhi police deter lockdown violations

Police in New Delhi transformed themselves into “coronavirus zombies” on Monday (April 27), wearing white protective suits and helmets shaped like the coronavirus in a bid to convince people to practice social distancing.

Indian police have got creative in their efforts to promote social distancing and deter lockdown violations.

Recently, a video of police in Tamil Nadu putting lockdown violators in an ambulance with a coronavirus patient, who was not infected but pretended to be, went viral.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a lockdown of India’s 1.3 billion people on March 25 in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected 29,435 people, killing 934 of them, according to the latest figures.

India has tested about 525,000 people, meaning some 4 percent were positive.

Parts of India have recorded dramatic falls in mortality rates after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to fight the new coronavirus, suggesting there has not been an undetected surge in virus-related deaths.

Indian doctors, officials, and crematorium employees suspect the lower death rate is in large part attributable to fewer road and rail accidents.

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