Dubai Is Using Drones to Disinfect All The City

The National | Christopher Smith

Over the past several days, as is the case in Lebanon and across the world during this pandemic, UAE authorities have been calling on all residents to stay home.

The total cases of coronavirus in the UAE have reached 405 and 2 deaths. Stay-home orders have been issued, and local authorities are doing what they can to ensure compliance by the residents.

They are only permitted to leave their homes for essential work, groceries, and medicine.

However, many have been ignoring this official request, and people could still be seen in public places and even at the beach in Dubai.

Consequently, Dubai police deployed drones to ensure that measures are taken seriously, in addition to continuous broadcast announcements in different languages.

“Our drones are equipped with cameras that can photograph events in range, whether during the day or night,” stated the director of Ports’ Police Station in Dubai, Colonel Saeed Al Madhani.

“They can also carry loudspeakers to broadcast Dubai Police messages and announcements to the public,” he added.

Additionally, in attempts to control the coronavirus to spread further, the police deployed special drones tasked with sanitizing and disinfecting Dubai streets and buildings.

This National Disinfection Program is set to run for days across the United Arab Emirates, and not only in Dubai, and while the cities are under lockdown and the people in quarantine.

The campaign is “conducted in collaboration with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police and Civil Defense, and other relevant authorities in Dubai,” according to Al-Arabiya news.

As reported by the same source at the launching campaign, “Specialized sanitization and disinfection teams will use spraying machines to sterilize trucks and cars, and disinfectant fogging machines, steam cleaning machines, and disinfectant sprayer compressed machines to sterilize roads.”

Basically, the UAE authorities are not sparing anything needed or not to be disinfected in all their cities; from buildings and streets to offices and automobiles.

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