However, a number of people keep flouting the restrictions. For such people, the Indian police have found a way to punish defaulters of the lockdown.
According to Economic Times, Indian police are making ‘COVIDIOTS’ (a term coined for those flouting restrictions) squat on the road, do sit-ups and make them pose with pamphlets admitting their fault.
“Think before you step out during lockdown,” an Indian tweeted along with a 14 second-long video of the police in Andhra Pradesh making defaulters do sit-ups with crossed hands.
In the northern city of Meerut, Police are making citizens who break its lockdown hold up signs reading, “I am a friend of coronavirus,” or “I am the enemy of society,” before posting their pictures on Twitter.
India enforced a lockdown for its population of more than 1.3 billion on March 24.
The lockdown has been proven to be a very effective measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
In Nigeria, president Muhammadu Buhari imposed a lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun – the three most affected states in Nigeria. The lockdown will took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.