Coronavirus: Drones pressed into service for surveillance in Srinagar, other parts of Valley


In view of coronavirus, Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday pressed drones into service in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir to monitor the movement of people.

Senior Police officers used drones for surveillance in Srinagar, other parts of Valley on Monday, March 23, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Reports said that senior Police along with subordinate cops were making an announcement through public address systems mounted on vehicles to ask people to stay indoors.

They said that UAV drones were pressed into service through which people were informed don’t come outside their houses.

“People are requested to remain indoors as the administration has imposed some precautionary curbs for their well-being. Your stay at home is the remedy of Coronavirus,” said a senior police officer while making an announcement in Lalchowk.

Pertinently, the administration on Sunday announced a lockdown across Jammu and Kashmir till March 31 as part of its efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

People associated with 16 essential services, including healthcare, have been exempted from the restrictions.

Restrictions were first imposed in many parts of the valley on Thursday to contain the spread of the virus infection. The measures were taken after a 67-year-old woman from Khanyar area of the city tested positive for Coronavirus.


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