Sub-Sahara Mining & Industrial Journal

Namibian mining town uses drone to monitor lockdown violations

 A small mining town in western Namibia said Wednesday it was deploying a drone to monitor if residents are complying with COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

The rone will take aerial pictures which are used by law enforcement officers to punish those violating lockdown regulations, Irene Jacobs, spokesperson of the Arandis town, told local media.

“This is in fact an efficient and inexpensive intervention that will not call for additional resources, cost or cause any disturbances,” Jacobs said.

Namibia has recorded 16 cases of COVID-19, of which eight cases have recovered. The government has extended the country’s lockdown until May 4 to slow the virus’ spread. Enditem

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