A policeman in India has adopted a unique approach to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rajesh Babu has donned a helmet made to look like the virus to frighten people when they see him out on patrol.

India is on a 21-day lockdown to limit the spread of the virus.

Rajesh, from Chennai, was seen pulling over motorists and tried to make them aware of the importance of staying at home.

He told Asian News International: ''We take all the steps but still people come out on the streets.

''Therefore, this corona helmet is one of the steps we are taking to ensure that people are aware of the seriousness of the police.

''The helmet is an attempt to do something different. When I wear this, the thought of coronavirus comes into the minds of commuters. Especially, the children react strongly after seeing this and want to be taken home.''