Indian artists paint coronavirus-themed graffiti to keep people off Chennai streetsRecord ID: 1468739
- Title: Indian artists paint coronavirus-themed graffiti to keep people off Chennai streets
- Date: 10th April 2020
- Summary: CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (APRIL 10, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF ARTIST DRAWING CORONAVIRUS-THEMED GRAFFITI ON ROAD CORONAVIRUS-THEMED GRAFFITI VARIOUS OF ARTISTS MAKING GRAFFITI GRAFFITI DISPLAYING MESSAGE (English): 'IF YOU COME OUT, I WILL KICK OUT' ARTIST PAINTING ON ROAD (SOUNDBITE) (Tamil) LOCAL POLITICIAN, SATISH KUMAR, SAYING: "The main reason for drawing this on the road is to make people (youngsters) aware and ask them to not come out onto the roads because their family depends on them. If we safeguard ourselves, we safeguard our family and when we safeguard our family, we safeguard our nation." GRAFFITI GRAFFITI DISPLAYING MASSAGE (English): 'STAY HOME BE SAFE'
- Keywords: Chennai India Narendra Modi Tamil Nadu coronavirus graffiti lockdown
- Reuters ID: LVA001C8WQPN3
- Location: CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- City: CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:01:13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Artists in southern Chennai city painted a coronavirus-themed graffiti on a road to generate awareness about the deadly virus and spread the message to stay home during the ongoing three-week lockdown imposed to contain the disease.
Artists were seen painting the graffiti resembling a microscopic image of coronavirus in the city's Egmore area.
"If we safeguard ourselves, we safeguard our family and when we safeguard our family, we safeguard our nation," said local politician Satish Kumar, who sought permission from the state authorities.
India is currently under a 21-day nationwide lockdown declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in late March to fight the epidemic.
The country has reported over 6,412 cases of coronavirus and 199 deaths, according to health ministry figures.
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