Drones Are Used To Implement Quarantine Rules in Italy
Drones have also been used to identify those who violated the quarantine rules against the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where the number of casualties reached 6,820.
In some cities, the National Civil Aviation Authority put the issue on the agenda, as municipalities started to use drones for control.
The institution approved the use of drones ‘in order to control the coronavirus epidemic’.
Continuano i controlli anche da elicottero 1° #RepartoVolo oltre che da parte delle Volanti che verificano sulle strade di Roma le autodichiarazioni di chi si sposta nonostante le norme emanate per il contenimento del #COVIDー19 #essercisempre #iorestoacasa #grazieanomeditutti pic.twitter.com/0eJZQ2zJ5O
— Polizia di Stato (@poliziadistato) March 24, 2020
Travel restrictions were introduced with quarantine measures that have been implemented in Italy for about 2 weeks and are planned to continue until at least April 3, and the public was asked not to leave their homes unless they are necessary for health, basic needs or work.
The amount of punishment to be imposed on those who violated these rules was increased to 400-3000 euro last night.
Those who are escaping from isolation while carrying a coronavirus also face up to 5 years in prison.
In some cities, with the support of the army, the vehicles are stopped on the streets, and people are asked to write about where and why they went. In contravention of the rules stipulated by the quarantine rules, penalties are imposed on “caught” outside.
Police helicopters are also used in the capital of Rome to support the implementation of the coronavirus rules.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs statement, 2.2 million people were checked between 11 March and 23 March within the scope of epidemic measures, and action was taken on 102 thousand people for violating the rules.
“The vast majority of citizens are following the rules. We are proud of this,” said Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who said last night that the penalties for violators were increased.
“If everyone obeys the rules, they will both secure themselves and their loved ones and allow the whole society to get out of this emergency as early as possible,” said Conte.