China is using all sorts of measures to combat the infamous Coronavirus outbreak. One of them is the use of drones, which are flying over the city of Shenzhen. More specifically in the province of Guandong. The information is being spread on Twitter.
Chinese authorities are using drones with two warning methods: first, there are drones with loudspeakers that ask Chinese citizens to keep their face masks on, in order to protect themselves from infection with Coronavirus via bacteria in the air.
To prevent novel coronavirus, police officers use drones to carry a QR code at the expressway exits in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, Feb. 11 for drivers to get registered with less contact with other people. #CombatCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/45lJUjwAie
— CCTV (@CCTV) February 12, 2020
The second method involves drones with posters with a written QR code. This code, when read by a mobile phone, allows the user to record his health status. Presumably, the authorities will use these records to maintain knowledge about the health status of their citizens.
— The Business Source (@GlobalTimesBiz) February 14, 2020
MWC 2020 has already been canceled due to Coronavirus
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, considered the biggest mobile event, was recently canceled due to the Coronavirus. It all started when several brands like LG, Sony, Amazon and others withdrew their presence from the event, for public health reasons.
“With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event. The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision. The GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to be working in unison and supporting each other for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions. Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.”