25 March 2020
Baliguda: As many people were noticed roaming around the streets despite the lockdown guidelines issued by both Centre and State to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, police in Kandhamal adopted a policy to punish such violators by shaming them.
Baliguda SDPO Manas Ranjan Barik and his team caught the violators and took their videos and photos with posters in Odia reading, "I am a selfish person, I may put the society in danger by roaming around and I am not sorry for this."
The videos and photos were than uploaded on social media with an warning to all the violators to follow the norms by staying at home. The move has earned appreciation of the public as it will discourage the public to come out and accordingly break the chain of coronavirus.