NICE, FRANCE: The uncommon particular person venturing onto abandoned seashores under the palm-fringed Promenade des Anglais alongside the Good seafront will hear a coronavirus well being warning from above, blared from a drone: “Keep a safe distance of at least one metre between people.”
Police within the French Riviera metropolis have teamed up with a non-public drone operator. Quickly a second drone could also be deployed additional alongside the coast, in Cannes.
Armed with a loudspeaker, the drone whirrs above a few of the metropolis’s hottest areas, reminding residents of the federal government’s confinement order.
France has informed residents to remain indoors besides to purchase meals, go to work or search medical assist, because it fights one of many fastest-growing coronavirus epidemics in Europe. President Emmanuel Macron has expressed frustration that persons are not taking public well being orders critically.
Good mayor Christian Estrosi introduced he could be shutting down the Promenade des Anglais and that he may impose a curfew if needed.