Bolivian police officers dressed in coronavirus costumes to spread awareness of the epidemic to the public in the capital La Paz.
Footage showed two police officers disguised as the coronavirus walking the streets of the Bolivian capital to the beat of music, to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining hygiene and social distancing measures, and thus avoiding the spread of COVID-19.
As of March 31st, Bolivia has 107 cases and 6 fatalities from COVID-19.
“Living through this national health emergency, we have seen how convenient it is to make these little dolls that involve being able to educate citizens with this creativity,” said Bolivian Police Colonel Walter Miranda.
Police officers wearing coronavirus costumes walked the streets and reminded passers-by that it is better for them to be in their homes as a safety measure against the pandemic.
“We are recommending, we are making them see, that [in] the [current] situation there is danger everywhere. And even more so on public roads. That’s why they [the dolls] are bothering them. They are pushing them so that they will leave,” added Miranda.
La Paz residents have welcomed this unusual move by the police: “It is being [a] very good initiative because, well, it also makes us aware that it is a virus that is in the air,” said one resident.
How far society is from mothers warning their children that they should eat all their vegetables or the coronavirus will infect them is still unknown.
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