Implications of using drones for surveillance in COVID-19 lockdown

Posted on November 16, 2020  /  0 Comments

Travel out of the Western Province of Sri Lanka has been prohibited as part of the quarantine process being implemented in Sri Lanka in the wake of a second-wave COVID-19 outbreak in the island. Drones are being used to surveil the borders of the province and trace those breaking the prohibition.

Chair Rohan Samarajiva was interviewed by Roar Media on the implications of using drones for identifying those violating curfew orders.

Samarajiva places the conversation in the context of manual recognition methods which were utilised in similar situations in the past and the potential of drone technology. He also raises concerns about this particular use of drones in the country.

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