Italian Police Uses Drones To Track Down Citizens Who Violate Coronavirus Lockdown

  • Italy has been one of the hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 11,000 deaths, the most of any country.
  • The country has been put on lockdown, and police are now using drones to monitor movement.
  • The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed more than 39,000 people worldwide and infected more than 803,000, according to recent totals.

As of Tuesday, COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has infected more than 803,000 people worldwide and has killed more than 39,000.

Italy’s lockdown is one of the strictest in Europe.

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At first, the lockdown only applied to the northern Lombardy region, but the prime minister expanded it to cover all of Italy.

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Citizens are required to stay home except for essential work or family reasons, and stores besides grocery stores and pharmacies are closed.

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Only essential travel is allowed, and travelers must sign police documents about their reasons for travel. Police are also stopping cars for checks.

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On March 23, the Italian Aviation Authority approved police requests for using drones for support.

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Italy also called in its army to enforce the lockdown.

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Drone pilots from the Italian Army Military Corps patrolled near Turin, Italy, on March 28, seen here.

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The drones locate pedestrians and cars still moving around the city despite the lockdown.

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Then, the police receive coordinates so they can track down people who are out and check them.

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