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How European authorities are using drones to prevent the spread of COVID-19

After helping to combat the spread of COVID-19 in China, DJIest's technology is also being used in Europe. The Chinese manufacturer's drones are being used by authorities in several European countries to monitor population movement and to ensure that social isolation measures are being followed.

As the pandemic intensified in countries such as Italy, Spain or France, the drone Mavic 2 Enterprise came to be used by local authorities to transmit messages through loudspeakers, alerting the population in public spaces to the security measures they must take. in count.

DJI explains that the drones were used by the local police in the Italian city of Turin to monitor parks and other public spaces. The thermal chambers of the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone helped authorities patrol the sites at night and, in Spain, helped determine the body temperatures of people who might be infected.

In the French city of Nice, Drone 06, a company specializing in capturing high-definition aerial images, put its experience with DJI technology to help the police avoid crowds of people on the Promenade des Anglais. The positive results of the operation in Nice have allowed Drone 06 to continue to collaborate with authorities in other areas of the city.

DJI drones are also being used in Germany, Belgium and Austria to monitor the movement of citizens. In addition, experiences of delivering goods via drones are being put into practice in countries like Italy or Ireland, where companies are delivering food and medicines to people living in remote locations.

Remember that, in addition to DJI drones, robots are helping the world in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In search of ways to reduce contact between people, the world of robotics presents an almost unprecedented development and experts say that the crisis could even be a turning point in the way automats are developed and used.

In China, once the epicenter of the pandemic, robots were often used to help stop the spread of the disease and perform functions that, due to the high level of proximity to other people, have become too risky for certain professions.

Within months, robots have been developed to help healthcare professionals diagnose patients more quickly, disinfect public spaces, serve meals or deliver orders.