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Coronavirus helmet to caricatures: Cops' unique way to raise awareness

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Coronavirus | Police | Lockdown

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FILE PHOTO: A police personnel providing hand sanitiser to common public. (ANI)

In a bid to spread awareness about the severity of the pandemic, with reports of citizens flouting the surfacing from around the country, officers in various states have launched unique campaigns aimed at spreading awareness of social distancing and urging people to stay at home to contain the virus.

The personnel, who are serving 24/7 on the streets, are taking all measures to prevent fake news on on social media platforms and advising people to avoid handshakes, apart from using sanitisers and keeping their surroundings clean.

The themed helmet has become popular among officials for spreading awareness and sending the message that means staying at home, and leaving home only during an emergency..

Cartoons and caricatures have become a means to inform people on social media about the toll-free numbers and avenues to reach police and medical staff in case of an emergency.Some police personnel are also showing-off their singing skills to tell people about do's and don'ts of quarantining and measures against Covid-19. Police are patrolling streets and making frequent announcements on loudspeakers, asking people to stay at home.

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First Published: Sat, April 11 2020. 13:14 IST

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