In order to spread awareness of the Coronavirus, a Hyderabad based man has made a car that looks like the virus in question. The one-seater car can travel up to 40kms and has a 100cc engine.
ANI quoted developer Sidhankar as saying, 'It has a 100cc engine. It's a four-wheeler single-seater car. It can comfortably travel up to 40 km. It took us ten days to prepare the model. I hope we can spread awareness and make people understand to stay indoors. Tomorrow we are unveiling the coronavirus-shaped car. It will go on the roads of Hyderabad to spread awareness and educate people about the danger of the virus. Hopefully, people will understand."
The car is round-shaped and is green in colour, and has 'Sudha car' printed at the back.
Ain't no shortage of creativity to bring smiles to people's faces during a dreadful pandemic. An auto museum in Hyderabad (south Indian metro, popln: 10 million) is running a #coronavirus car for awareness building.— Subbu (@subbuvincent) April 7, 2020
t/h journalists @deepab18 @RishikaSadam. https://t.co/jr2hUmMj8i
Indian Inventor gestures as he instructs a driver to drive a coronavirus-themed made car to be used in a awareness campaign, during nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of #coronavirus, in Hyderabad, on April 7, 2020. #India pic.twitter.com/uxBHKPUFCv— md.rokonuzzaman.roky🇧🇩❤🇧🇩 (@md499467) April 7, 2020
Coronavirus was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March and the virus has claimed 81,000 lives and has infected more than 14,26,000 people across the world.
Many different individuals and institutes have been spreading the awareness of the virus in innovative ways. The CRPF camp in Gurugram had a special ‘Desh ke naam sandesh’ (message to the nation). The force created a brilliant song based on the iconic Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara song. Starting with, “Ye desh ka bal CRPF” (The strength of the country is CRPF), the band brilliantly highlights the importance of washing hands regularly, maintaining social distancing and the need to stay at home at the moment to protect themselves against coronavirus. “Social distancing bana ke ra kho, corona ko harana hai. Hath ko baar baar dhona, bachoge tum corona se, Ghar pe rahoge, toh hi surakshit rahoge,” read some of the lyrics of the song.
On the other hand, the Kolkata Police sang a popular Bengali track by Anjan Dutt giving a Corona awareness twist to the lyrics - 'thako na ektu ghor bondi hoye' (please stay at home for a while). The chorus emphasized on the importance of social distancing and staying indoors.