‘Corona car’ spreads awareness on the pandemic

Published on April 9, 2020 by

The ‘Corona car’ is now out on the streets of Hyderabad. It resembles the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

It aims to increase awareness around the COVID-19 outbreak. The car was designed by Sudhakar Yadav, who runs a printing business. It is a single-seater vehicle.

It has six wheels and can go up to a speed of 40 kmph. The car is propelled by a 100cc engine. It is made of fluorescent-green fibre with red crown-like spikes of the virus.

Yadav plans to donate the vehicle to local authorities to maximise its use. He was inspired by the virus-shaped helmets worn by police in other parts of the country. The purpose, he says, is to implore people to stay indoors

Dozens of people, many of them women, had been staging a sit-in protest since early December on a street in the Shaheen Bagh neighbourhood, which has become a focal point for opposition to the law seen as discriminating against Muslims. who led the fight against the SARS virus, believes 60 per cent of the world’s population could become infected with COVID-19 and that up to 45 million people might die from it. For this story, Liam Bartlett has travelled to Hong Kong and Thailand to find out the likely cause of the disease, as well as the latest ongoing efforts to combat it. At all times he and his crew have followed medical advice and undertaken strict protocols to limit their exposure to potential danger.


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