Coronavirus containment work in China is using talking drones to tell local residents to wear face masks.
Put out by the Chinese government, the drones are patrolling to ensure everyone is following procedure to ensure coronavirus spread is kept to a minimum.
In footage emerging earlier, a video shows one drone telling a ‘Granny’ to put on her mask.
The drone says: “Granny, there is no need to stare but this is a drone.
“You shouldn’t be wandering around without a face mask. Hurry home, and once you get home, wash your hands.”
It has been confirmed that the drone are being deployed from the northern region of Inner Mongolia to the southern province of Fujian.
According to a report from The Times, a neighbourhood committee in the eastern city of Yangzhou commented: “Drones can be used in the campaign against the outbreak, as they can communicate with local residents but without the risk of cross infection.”
As well as talking drones, the technology has been deployed in the Jinfeng district of Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to spray sanitizer during prevention efforts.
Watch footage shared by Global Times here:
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