Coronavirus: China uses drones urging citizens to stay indoors (video)

Images out of a sci-fi movie

Officials in some parts of rural China are employing the help of drones to watch over citizens and tell them to stay indoors, as the country faces an epidemic that has killed 361 people.

One video posted by the state-run Global Times newspaper shows a drone flying over villages in the Inner Mongolia region, with a voiceover giving orders to those below.

An elderly woman is seen looking baffled as the voice says “yes, aunty, this is the drone speaking to you. You shouldn’t walk about without wearing a mask.”