Coronavirus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in India as police now use extreme measures, like beating, to enforce the national lockdown.
In Lagos Nigeria, defaulters of the lockdown will get a fined N100,000, one-month imprisonment in the correctional centre or three months community service.
Complete lock down is one of several measures that is being used to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus diseases.
In India, the national lockdown went into effect on March 25th and it is expected to last 21 days.
But according reports, the virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in a country with nearly 1.3 billion people. Police in India have resorted to extreme measures, like beating, to enforce the coronavirus lockdown.
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Like most other countries around the world, India’s lockdown still allows people to leave their home to get essential supplies. Despite that, police in India seem to be attacking people at random.
According to a shared clip, car owners, motorcyclists and tricycle operators were violently beating with sticks for flouting the orders.
But some officers have adopted less extreme measures. In some of these cases, they force people roaming around to do pushups on the street.
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South Africa’s military, on Saturday, raided a large workers’ hostel in the Alexandra township where some residents had defied the lockdown.
In Lagos Nigeria, defaulters of the lockdown will get a fined N100,000; one-month imprisonment in the correctional centre or three months community service.