When the COVID-19 pandemic sent Nepal into a nation-wide lockdown, Nepali Police found itself in the difficult position of enforcing it.
How to enforce discipline and stop people from moving around? Also, how to apprehend offenders while maintaining physical distance?
As the lockdown began, Inspector General of Police Thakur Prasad Gyawali, and Chief of Valley Police Bishwaraj Pokhrel, scratched their heads for crowd control devices on their arsenal.
After the first day of the lockdown, complaints began pouring from law enforcers on the streets that they were facing difficulties carrying out the order without physically touching people violating the lockdown orders.