Following in China’s footsteps, Spain has begun using drones to shout at those who break quarantine.
The country declared a state of emergency on Friday, March 13, to stem the spread of the coronavirus. They ordered everyone to stay in their homes as much as possible.
In order to shame people into complying, Spain are using drones to scold those found outside. These speaker-mounted drones fly up to those congregating in the streets and yells at them for their non-compliance.
Forcing people to stay indoors and practice social distancing has been countries worst hit by the coronavirus’s best attempt at “flattening the curve” or avoiding a spike in infections.
The BBC posted a video of the Spanish police in action using the drones. In the footage they have cut in a similar video which went around at the beginning of the Chinese quarantine.
Police in Spain have been using drones to check the streets for anyone ignoring Spanish orders to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 15, 2020
South Africa has just recorded over 100 positive cases of the virus with 8 of those being through local transmission. The government have asked citizens to avoid gathering in large groups and to practice regular hand-washing to stem the spread.