Bizarre Tactics Governments Are Trying Right Now

PSA: Be safe, stay home, and stay informed. -Ed

Obviously, the pandemic caught the world off-guard and everyone is scrambling to deal with it as best they can. That includes governments, who are facing all-new problems and having to come up with solutions on the fly. And, doing that, they're, well, scrambling and flailing just like the rest of us.

Check out some of what they've come up with:

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SINGAPORE IS STAMPING OUT LARGE GATHERINGS WITH A CREEPY ROBOT. OTNAW rur UNTEO Equipped with a 360-degree camera, O-R3 drives around and reads out meSource: Raidió Teilifís Éireann

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IRAN ROLLED OUT A HI-TECH CORONAVIRUS DETECTOR. It's a magnetic device that detects the virus in five seconds from over 300 feet away. It's been tesSource: The Register

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KENYA'S CORONAVIRUS CARE PACKAGES CAME WITH HENNESSY. KENIZO rzo KETO 959 2O Cranberry Nairobi governor Mike Sonko defended his decision to put bottleSource: CNN

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A SPANISH FISHING VILLAGE SPRAYED ONE OF ITS BEACHES WITH BLEACH. Bleach is pretty toxic and kills just about everything, so that probably wrecked theSource: The Guardian

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A SWEDISH CITY ENFORCED SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH CHICKEN POOP. Every April 30, people celebrate Walpurgis night to mark the end of summer. To keep peoplSource: CNN

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THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SEIZING PPE SHIPMENTS. AWAR AWARNING O1Z8 NING 8210 ee We e NINIMT WARNING IS6N O18 nie 8210 SWARNING SWARNING WARNING Source: Vanity Fair

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DISINFECTANT WAS SPRAYED OVER CIUDAD JUAREZ MEXICO, FROM A HELICOPTER. It was an attempt to sanitize the city's air, said mayor Armando Cabada, and Source: El Paso Herald-Post, El Diario

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THE ICELANDIC FORESTRY SERVICE RECOMMENDED THAT PEOPLE HUG TREES. por porfinnsson That's a good substite for human hugs right now, said ranger pOr porSource: Iceland Review

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INDONESIA LOCKS UP QUARANTINE VIOLATORS IN HAUNTED HOUSES. RELAWAN COVID-19 In the region of Sragen, communities were asked to turn empty homes believSource: CNA

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THE ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT LAID OUT RULES FOR SAFE SEX IN THESE TIMES. 1YELIIC Argentina ol oalaas Argentinsa rpenti Salud Salud Arger On a TV address, Source: Reuters

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YUKON'S PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGN IS REALLY, REALLY DOWN-TO-EARTH. stay one caribou apart (or 2 metres/6 feet) Note: pleasestavat least 90metres 300 feetSource: CBC

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INDIAN POLICE ARE NOW TRYING TO USE GIANT TONGS FOR CATCHING PEOPLE. It's a 6-foot pole with a giant claw, that police in Chandigarh hope will let theSource: NPR

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