Indian women armed with sticks barricade village to stop spread of COVID-19

A group of women from a village in central India have barricaded their village and armed themselves with sticks to prevent outsiders from spreading COVID-19 to their community. Footage captured in Chickhlar village in the state of Madhya Pradesh on April 26 showed the group surrounding various non-locals and turning them away. India is in the grip of a very serious second wave of COVID-19 which has seen hospitals overwhelmed and severe shortages of oxygen. The spike in infections has pushed the death toll beyond 200,000.