Last Friday, Spain issued a state of emergency, and on Saturday the government has ordered everyone in the country to stay inside except for essential trips.
Now, the Spanish police have turned to the use of drones to shame people into staying indoors without having to approach them and risk spreading the disease.
In this video that was released by the BBC on Twitter, you can see the police speaking on the radio and urging people who are walking in a park in Madrid to go home. The drone flying overhead relays the message to the people who are breaking the quarantine.
It may seem like a scene from a science fiction movie when police are using drones to yell at people to stay inside. However, following the quarantine guidelines and social distancing are some of the most effective ways to slow down the virus and flatten the curve.
The Spanish policies resemble quarantine measures taken in Italy, which has been hit by one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks worldwide. In an effort to prevent a similar scenario, Spain has declared a state of emergency.
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
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