Sharjah Police use drones to drive home social distancing message


Sharjah Police have deployed drones to remind the public about the importance of adhering to safety measures introduced to fight the spread of Covid-19.

The remote-controlled aircrafts covered 35 zones in the emirate, including industrial areas, as part of a campaign urging people to stick to safety rules.

The drones were also flown over mosques to make sure the message was relayed to worshippers before and after Friday prayers.

They were reminded to wear masks, keep a safe distance and to take the Covid-19 vaccines that were available across different health centres in the country.

Land and helicopter air patrols were also rolled out to ensure people did not flout rules with live footage streamed through to the police control and command room.

This is part of a scheme launched on Friday by Sharjah’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team with help from the air wing at the Ministry of Interior to highlight the importance of adhering to precautionary measures.

A video posted by the Sharjah Police on their social media channels showed officers pass on instructions to residents in multiple languages via drones.

The ongoing campaign will continue and later include the central and eastern regions.

Published: February 20, 2021 09:46 AM