Da Nang pilots to use drones to monitor people to “stay where they are”

16:20 31/08/2021

Da Nang authorities have begun to deploy drones in an effort to control local people as they continue to implement COVID-19 prevention measures across the locality.

The administration of Hai Chau district mobilises 14 drones aimed at monitoring residents in high-risk areas, including Hoa Thuan Dong, Binh Hien, and Thach Thang wards.

The administration of Hai Chau district mobilises 14 drones aimed at monitoring residents in high-risk areas, including Hoa Thuan Dong, Binh Hien, and Thach Thang wards.

The drones are controlled by the Da Nang club.

The drones are controlled by the Da Nang club.

Local authorities hold a meeting with the Da Nang club to discuss how best to check pandemic control measures throughout the city by using flycams.

Local authorities hold a meeting with the Da Nang club to discuss how best to check pandemic control measures throughout the city by using flycams.

The purpose of these measures is to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in small alleys and residential groups in the central city.

The purpose of these measures is to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in small alleys and residential groups in the central city.

On August 29 the number of positive COVID-19 cases in small alleys is 56 of total 106 cases,  accounting for 52% of new infection cases each day.

On August 29 the number of positive COVID-19 cases in small alleys is 56 of total 106 cases,  accounting for 52% of new infection cases each day.

The high population density in small alleys is one of the main reasons behind the increase in daily infection cases.

The high population density in small alleys is one of the main reasons behind the increase in daily infection cases.

Residents are urged to follow pandemic prevention measures in high-risk areas.

Residents are urged to follow pandemic prevention measures in high-risk areas.

Locals have been asked to remain at home during the ongoing lockdown period.

Locals have been asked to remain at home during the ongoing lockdown period.

People travelling in small alleys increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission among themselves.

People travelling in small alleys increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission among themselves.

The administration of Hai Chau district installs a camera system, uses drones, and mobilises patrol teams to monitor people to ensure they “stay where they are”.

The administration of Hai Chau district installs a camera system, uses drones, and mobilises patrol teams to monitor people to ensure they “stay where they are”.

Drones on duty in Hoa Thuan Dong ward

Drones on duty in Hoa Thuan Dong ward

A drone records an image of residents as they have samples taken as part of COVID-19 tests.

A drone records an image of residents as they have samples taken as part of COVID-19 tests.

 

Through flycams, on-duty officials are able to clearly spot residents going out.

Through flycams, on-duty officials are able to clearly spot residents going out.

An image records a local person surprised at spotting a drone and quickly returns home.

An image records a local person surprised at spotting a drone and quickly returns home.

A residential area on Cao Xuan Duc street in Hai Chau district is recorded through a drone on August 29.

A residential area on Cao Xuan Duc street in Hai Chau district is recorded through a drone on August 29.

Images taken by drones appear at a control centre at the headquarters of Hai Chau district’s administration.

Images taken by drones appear at a control centre at the headquarters of Hai Chau district’s administration.

All 13 wards in the coronavirus hotspot of Hai Chau district see COVID-19 prevention measures tightened during the ongoing lockdown period.

All 13 wards in the coronavirus hotspot of Hai Chau district see COVID-19 prevention measures tightened during the ongoing lockdown period.
VOV