efe-epaBy Gina Baldivieso. La Paz

One is fluorescent green and the other purple. Both sport evil smiles. But although they represent the deadly coronavirus that has caused a global pandemic, their mission is to help the Bolivian police raise awareness about the care that must be taken to prevent its transmission.

"Hello friend, I am the coronavirus," announce these life-sized characters as they approach passersby in places that continue to see a high footfall, such as the street markets of La Paz, despite the restrictions imposed by the country's interim government. EFE-EPA