Rwanda National Police (RNP) has announced they are deploying drones to spread information educating the public about preventive measures against Coronavirus pandemic.
Police said they are adding the drones to other existing methods to raise awareness against the deadly virus. They have been using public communication system where vehicles drive through streets, markets and residential areas as well as use of media and social platforms, to spread the message on government directives and health practices adapted to prevent new infections and spread of the pandemic.
CP John Bosco Kabera, the Police spokesperson said in a statement, “drones are coming to supplement all these other means. Enforcement becomes easy when people understand the message. We believe that informed people become responsive and make informed decisions,” said
“As these drones pass in your neighborhoods, we ask you listen carefully and heed to the message.”
Police cautioned the public to avoid leaving their homes to view the drones as they pass in the neighborhoods but rather listen carefully to the messages they deliver.
“Don’t leave your home to view the drones; don’t gather in large groups where drones are delivering the messages. Stay home, protect your life, your family and others. Staying home, avoiding gatherings and observing social distancing contribute to saving lives and facilitating national efforts against the pandemic.” Police said.