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To raise awareness, cops wear
Surat: Amid coronavirus lockdown in India, Police personnel in Mahuva taluka of Surat in Gujarat in order to create awareness donned coronavirus-themed dresses on Sunday. They appealed to people to stay at home and practice social distancing.
A policeman said, “We have done this to spread awareness among the people here. We are trying to reach out to as many places as possible to make people aware of the situation.”
As many as 122 positive cases and 11 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported so far in the state. According to health ministry, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 3,577 with 83 deaths.
With new cases coming to light on Sunday, Amedabad has reported the highest number of coronavirus positive cases at 53, followed by Surat at 16, Gandhinagar at 13, Bhavnagar at 13, Rajkot and Vadodara at 10 each, Porbandar at 3, Gir Somnath and Kutch at 2 each, Mehsana, Panchmahal, Patan, Jamnagar, Morbi and Chhota Udaipur at one each.
Garba gets police inspector suspended
Ahmedabad: A police inspector has been suspended after State Director General of Police (DGP) took note of a viral video in which inspector AM Brahmbhatt of Bopal police station was seen playing garba with other police men in residential township Safal Parisar.
For the past few days, police have been organizing entertainment that people can enjoy from the safety of their balconies. A singer was roped in at such at event at the Bopal township. A video that went viral shows policemen in a group around the singer, with no concern for social distancing. However, some were wearing masks and gloves.