22 May 2016 12:34 IST

Darth Vader tells people to stay at home

Dressed as “Star Wars” characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages. With Darth Vader and Stormtrooper outfits made from rubber mats and old plastic, the youth leaders catch the attention of villagers on the outskirts of Manila, who are then reminded to stay indoors. “We tell off residents who still go outdoors without the proper quarantine passes and also those who do not wear face masks. We make sure the government guidelines are properly followed,” Muriel Baldago, an elected official dressed in a Stormtrooper costume, said. His get-up is greeeted with smiles and offers villagers a little distraction from outbreak, he added. Reuters

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