Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], April 10 (ANI): As a 60 hour-long lockdown began in Indore on Saturday evening, the district's police took measures to spread awareness on the lockdown and about Covid-19 restrictions imposed to curb the increasing Covid-19 cases.
A police constable dressed up as "Yamraj", the mythological god of death was seen roaming the streets with the messages on Covid-19 protocol.
Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a continuous surge in novel coronavirus cases due to which the state government decided to enforce lockdown in all cities of the state from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday.
Speaking to ANI, head constable, Jawahar Singh Jadaun, who had donned the "Yamraj" costume said: "I have worn this dress to make people aware about Covid-19 and make them realise that if they failed to follow the guidelines, they will suffer losses of lives."
Earlier in March, a one-day lockdown was also imposed cities like Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh reported 2426 new COVID-19 cases, 2433 recoveries and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours today, as per the Union Health Ministry.
With these new cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state went up to 30486. Till Saturday, as many as 292598 people recovered from the disease in Madhya Pradesh. (ANI)