Bikers in the small town of Cuelleredo, in La Coruna province, have taken on the task of delivering homework to hundreds of kids in remote areas amid the coronavirus lockdown as footage shot on Sunday shows.

"They had a shortage of volunteers to deliver the homework to kids in the municipality that were struggling to get their homework due to a lack of photocopies or internet access at home etc. So we thought that to reach out remote households it's often easier and faster to do it on a motorcycle," explained Alberto Cepeda, a member of Harley Davidson la Coruna and co-organiser of the project which has been widely accepted in the region.

An estimated 200 families have already signed up to the program since it was first implemented on Wednesday. The system works by sending the children's' homework to the City Council, where the copies are made and then distributed through the volunteer formed by Civil Protection and the Coruna Harley Davidson motorcycle club.

The Council has since emphasised that only files and homework exercises can be copied as school books legally can't be photocopied.

The Spanish government announced a state of emergency on March 14, and it has been extended until at least April 26 by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. As of Saturday, there are 130,759 cases of COVID-19 in Spain, with 12,418 related deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

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