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Police to use drones with loudspeakers to encourage mask-wearing

A drone used by police to control people and to ask them to respect social distances at a shopping boulevard in Heerlen, the Netherlands, April 4, 2020. (Marcel VAN HOORN / ANP / AFP)
Illutsrative: A drone used by police to control people and to ask them to respect social distances at a shopping boulevard in Heerlen, the Netherlands, April 4, 2020. (Marcel VAN HOORN / ANP / AFP)

The Israel Police will start using drones during its enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions, Channel 12 news reports.

The drones will have a loudspeaker through which cops will encourage people to wear face masks, the report says.

The report adds that the police will focus their efforts on cities with high infection rates, including Hadera, Rehovot, Ashkelon, Kiryat Gat, Ashdod and Yavne.

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