The Ministry of Interior (MOI) has started using a robot to raise awareness in Qatar about the importance of social distancing during the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus.
According to MOI’s tweets, the “Al-Asas” security robot will be used to educate the community on the importance of preventing gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The robot is equipped with 6 fixed cameras and will be patrolling around Qatar to monitor individuals violating the ban against public gatherings.
On April 2nd 2020, MOI had started the use of drones with loudspeakers to broadcast awareness messages in various parts of the country, telling citizens and residents the necessary precautions to take against the coronavirus.
“The Ministry of Interior carries out awareness drive among expatriate communities using drones. The messages were announced in different languages to stay away from social gatherings and not to leave home except for necessary purposes.” MOI tweeted.
The message includes the importance of adhering to safety measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, by urging residents to stay at home and by abiding by the law that prevents gatherings and prayers on the roofs of buildings.
The messages are transmitted via speakers in different languages, such as English, Urdu, Hindi, Nepalese, Malayalam and other languages followed by different community members in the country.