Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a worker in protective gear drenches a lockdown breaker’s car with disinfectant after they were caught outside during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Russian Ministry of Transport released footage of workers disinfecting the vehicles of lockdown breakers to show what happens when motorists are stopped without a good reason for being outside.
The incident was filmed in the western Russian capital Moscow and videos show a worker in full protective gear disinfecting vehicles with a jet spray.
According to local media, the owners of the vehicles were stopped by the police while driving during the lockdown without a suitable reason for being outside their homes.
A transport ministry spokesperson said that two vehicles were disinfected on 10th April after their owners violated the city’s lockdown measures.
In total, five motorists were reportedly caught breaking quarantine rules and were subsequently fined 15,000 RUB (163 GBP) each.
The Russian capital has been on lockdown since 30th March after seeing a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, there have been 18,328 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia with 148 related deaths.
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