The deadly coronavirus has till now reportedly taken the lives of 16,558 people worldwide and 10 people have succumbed to the virus in India. Hence, state and central governments are taking stringent actions to contain the spread of the virus. On Sunday, a ‘Janata Curfew’ was imposed across the country. However, some people flouted the curfew and were seen on the streets.
Soon after, many cities have been put under lockdown and people are being interrogated for roaming on the streets. Since many citizens are still seen violating the lockdown protocols, cops across the country have decided to take them to task by punishing them.
Several videos of the police force punishing people for violating the protocol have surfaced on the internet.
'I am enemy of the society; I would not stay home' – read the pamphlets handed over by Uttar Pradesh Police to the people who were found wandering unnecessarily on streets during #JantaCurfewin #Bareilly yesterday. #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/qnKfdnEYEBAdvertisement
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) March 23, 2020
This is superb from the @MumbaiPolice !
Scene below a friend’s bldg in Babulnath, South Mumbai
Some kids were flouting curfew/ social distancing orders and the beat cops made them all do ‘baithaks’ on the pavement.🤣
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) March 23, 2020
This is much better pic.twitter.com/zTSHWwhbvT
— BhanuBhai 🇮🇳 (@bhandarihant31) March 23, 2020
According to The Economic Times, the number of infected people across the country has reached 492. People have died from it and many are currently fighting the battle between life and death. All the government is asking you to do is to stay at home unless an emergency. We can do this much, right?