Drone army takes to the skies in Sharjah to enforce social distancing
Drone army takes to the skies in Sharjah to enforce social distancing

Drone army takes to the skies in Sharjah to enforce social distancing

An army of drones has been deployed across 35 zones in Sharjah to enforce social distancing and deliver public safety messages.

The Air Wing patrols use aerial images to monitor social distancing and can report live to the Central Operations of the Sharjah Police.

As well as observing, the drones can broadcast multilingual messages across industrial zones and mosque courtyards before and after Friday Prayers.

And you can see the drones in action in Sharjah via the police video below.

The scheme is part of a team-up between Sharjah’s emergency crisis and disaster team and the Air Wing Department of the General Directorate of Security Support at the Ministry of Interior and the Sharjah Police force.

The messages also urge the ‘public to take the vaccine through the vaccination centres assigned by the competent authorities across the country, and self-isolate if any symptoms of the virus appeared.’

Vaccines reduce hospital admissions by up to 94% new study finds

The first study on Covid-19 vaccines has found they can reduce the rate of hospital admissions by up to 94%.

Scientists in Scotland found the Pfizer jabs reduced hospital admission by 85% while the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine reduced admissions by 94%.

Lead researcher of the study, Professor Aziz Sheikh, director of the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute, said: “These results are very encouraging and have given us great reasons to be optimistic for the future. We now have national evidence – across an entire country – that vaccination provides protection against Covid-19 hospitalisations.”

The UAE has approved the use of both those vaccines as well as Sputnik V and the Sinopharm vaccine.

The latest UAE figures show 2,105 new cases in the UAE with 3,355 recoveries.

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