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“Social distancing” has been one of the most common expressions these months. While the most appropriate term would be “physical distancing,” the truth is that personal contact has been reduced to the bare minimum. In extreme lockdown areas, authorities have been using a 5G-enabled robot with smart vision and sensors that patrols the interior of buildings. The main goal is alerting passers-by about their lack of masks and measure their temperature to check if they are ill. If the robot detects any anomaly, it uses a sound alert. In the city of Wuhan, the origin of the outbreak and an extreme lockdown area, the Chinese government has used robots to deliver supplies, as there are strict traffic limitations in place.
Delivery of drugs and aerial spraying for disinfection are some of the applications of drones for coronavirus. In China, they have also used them to transport samples from patients to medical workers, thus reducing the potential for COVID-19 contagion.