Squats, frog hops and batons: policing lockdown in India

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    In the Indian city of Mandsaur, police officers have been seen hitting people with batons for breaching lockdown rules as the country struggles to contain a deadly second wave of Covid-19 cases. Police officers were also seen ordering people to do exercises such as squats and frog hops. The main roads in the cities of Amritsar, Srinagar and Chennai were closed off as police carried out checks on vehicles, with only essential service providers  allowed to travel. Amid the record rise in cases, hospitals in Delhi and across the country have been turning away patients after running out of medical oxygen and beds

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