India: Inventor Revs Up ‘Corona Car’ to Drive Lockdown Message

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A giant coronavirus is stalking the streets of southern India – propelled by a 100 cc engine and an inventor trying to drive home the message that Indians should stay indoors as the pandemic sweeps across the world.

Sudhakar Yadav’s wacky small single-seater car – made of fluorescent-green fibre and complete with the red crown-like spikes of the virus – has been racking up the miles in the tech hub of Hyderabad to remind fellow citizens of the dangers of COVID-19.

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Yadav says he was inspired by virus-shaped helmets worn by police elsewhere in India as they try to inject some light-heartedness into their enforcement of a crippling 21-day national lockdown.

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