Tourists Violating India's Lockdown Forced To Write I'm Sorry A group of tourists were breaking the rules — lounging on the banks of the Ganges River. For their punishment they had to write: "I did not follow the rules of lockdown. I am very sorry" 500 times.
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Tourists Violating India's Lockdown Forced To Write I'm Sorry

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Tourists Violating India's Lockdown Forced To Write I'm Sorry

Tourists Violating India's Lockdown Forced To Write I'm Sorry

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A group of tourists were breaking the rules — lounging on the banks of the Ganges River. For their punishment they had to write: "I did not follow the rules of lockdown. I am very sorry" 500 times.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. India's police, in charge of the world's biggest lockdown, are not messing around. A group of tourists was breaking the rules, out lounging on the banks of the Ganges River, and police spelled out their sentence. They had to write sentences - I did not follow the rules of lockdown; I am very sorry - not once, but 500 times. At least they had plenty of time to write while in quarantine.

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