In the last 24 hours, 508 new cases have been reported and the death toll due to the infected has reached 124.
More than 740,00 cases have been officially detected in 183 countries and territories, including at least 408,203 in Europe, almost 150,000 in the United States.
The police personnel, who are serving 24/7 on the streets, said that the helmet was proving to be useful in making people aware.
The comments come after the government unveiled a Rs 1.70-lakh-crore economic package involving free food grain and cooking gas to the poor for the next three months.
Similarly, all liquor on-shops will be closed until further orders. Collectors have been asked to ensure strict adherence of the instructions.
“Over the past week there has been no work. I come out daily and go home empty-handed, this is crushing us,” said Mithlesh Kumar Jha, a daily wage labourer.
With only about 5,000 Indians tested, some experts doubt the official figures and warn that if there is a major outbreak, the country of 1.3 billion is woefully unprepared.