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Chennai Cops Use "Coronavirus Helmet" To Raise Awareness On COVID-19

"The public at large is not treating the COVID-19 situation seriously, whereas the police personnel are working round the clock," said Gowtham, the artist who designed the helmet
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Updated: March 28, 2020 11:26 pm IST


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Police said the helmet is proving to be useful in making people aware of coronavirus

Chennai:
In a bid to spread awareness about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, a local artist in collaboration with a police officer in Chennai has made what he calls a "corona helmet" to dissuade commuters from coming out on the streets during the nationwide lockdown.
"The public at large is not treating the COVID-19 situation seriously, whereas the police personnel are working round the clock to ensure people stay at home and do not venture out so that further spread of the disease can be stopped," said Gowtham, the artist who designed the helmet.
"I came up with the idea and used a broken helmet and papers to prepare this. I have also prepared many placards displaying slogans and handed them over to the police," he added.


The police personnel, who are serving 24x7 on the streets, said that the helmet was proving to be useful in making people aware. Police Inspector Rajesh Babu, who wears the gear while speaking to commuters on the streets, said the approach has had a positive effect so far.
"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," Mr Babu said.


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'Corona' helmet: Chennai cops' unique way to dissuade lockdown defiers
Published: Mar 28,202003:52 PM by ANI


In a bid to spread awareness about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, a local artist in collaboration with a police official here has made a unique 'Corona' helmet to dissuade commuters from coming out on the streets during the nationwide lockdown.



Chennai:
Gowtham, the artist, who designed the helmet told ANI here, "The public at large is not treating the COVID-19 situation seriously, whereas, the police personnel are working round the clock to ensure people stay at home and do not venture out so that further spread of the disease can be stopped,"

"I came up with the idea and used a broken helmet and papers to prepare this. I have also prepared many placards displaying slogans and handed them over to the police," he added.
The police personnel, who are serving 24/7 on the streets, said that the helmet was proving to be useful in making people aware.

Police Inspector Rajesh Babu, who wears the gear while speaking to commuters on the street said that the approach has had a positive effect so far.

"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," Babu told ANI here.



Tamil Nadu as of March 28 morning had 40 confirmed cases of the disease, including 6 foreigners. While the state has reported one death due to the infection two confirmed cases have also been cured and discharged, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.



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After the 21 days' lockdown was imposed, lakhs of migrant Indian labourers have lost their jobs. They have been forced to return home, hundreds of kilometres away from Indian cities. No public transport is available. So they are left with no other option but to walk.
 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought forgiveness from the people of the country for the hardships and difficulties triggered by the complete lockdown. In his radio program, Mann Ki Baat, Modi said, “My conscience tells me that you will definitely forgive me as I had to take certain decisions which have put you in a lot difficulty.” He added, “Especially, when I look at my poor brothers and sisters, I definitely feel that they must be thinking what kind of a Prime minister is this who has placed us in this situation.” Watch the full video for more details.
 
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I would never forgive this PM because this is what social distancing looks like. His solution is worse than problem. Not locking down the country was better. PM is a fool.

 

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Chinese masks do not filter Coronavirus & India is using them.

Netherlands recalls 600,000 China-made masks from its hospitals over poor quality

Netherlands recalls 600,000 China-made masks from its hospitals over poor quality
Netherlands becomes the latest country after Spain and Czech Republic to claim Chinese medical supplies are defective.
Regina Mihindukulasuriya 29 March, 2020 1:15 pm IST


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New Delhi: The Netherlands government has ordered its hospitals to send back around 600,000 masks that had been imported from China, nearly half of the 1.3-million purchased consignment, after they failed to meet quality standards, the Dutch media has reported.


The faulty masks had already been sent to several hospitals in the Netherlands managing the Covid-19 pandemic but have now been recalled. The rest of the masks have now been put on hold, said an NOS report Saturday.


Netherlands had received the mask order from a Chinese manufacturer on 21 March. The masks were of the FFP2 grade, used as a respirator mask to filter out around 94 per cent of solid and liquid particulate matter in the air.


However, the masks were found to have faulty filter membranes during inspection that would have been ineffective in filtering out particulate matter containing the novel coronavirus from entering through mouth or nose.


Netherlands has seen over 1,800 coronavirus cases and a death toll of more than 600.


It has now joined a host of countries that have said medical supplies from China have proven faulty, hence ineffective in battling the pandemic largely understood to have originated in China.


According to a Fox News report, Spain is set to return 9,000 “quick result” test kits back to China due to substandard quality. The severely-affected country had purchased $467 million worth of medical supplies from China.


Even 80 per cent of the testing kits sent to Czech Republic proved to be faulty, said the report.



India among countries to receive Chinese medical supplies

There are several other countries around the world including India that have received, or are set to get, Chinese medical supplies as the coronavirus pandemic worsens all over.


On Saturday, the first batch of medical supplies from the Chinese Alibaba Foundation reached India, and was received by the Indian Red Cross Society.


The move came after Chinese billionaire entrepreneur and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma joined microblogging site Twitter earlier this month to announce free medical supplies from China to several countries fighting the coronavirus pandemic.


Ma’s first ever tweet was about sending masks and test kits to the US. In another tweet, he said 54 African countries will receive free “20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical use protective suits and face shields”.


He also announced that said Asian countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be given free “1.8M masks, 210K test kits, 36K protective suits, plus ventilators & thermometers”.


Last week, Ma tweeted that 24 Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Peru will receive free “2 million masks, 400K test kits, 104 ventilators”.
 

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Reality re the misinterpretation by media re older people will be cleared up by sometime next week.
Just one example:

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