- Title: Malaysian police deploy drones to urge people to stay home
- Date: 24th March 2020
- Summary: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (MARCH 24, 2020) (REUTERS) DRONE FLYING IN FRONT OF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, AUDIO FROM LOUDSPEAKER SAYING (Bahasa Malaysia): "(Stay at home) If you don't have to do anything important. Maintain one meter distance from another person. If you don't follow the regulation you will be fined 1,000 ringgit ($225) or jail term of no more than six months or both." DRONE FLYING, AUDIO FROM DRONE LOUDSPEAKER SAYING (Bahasa Malaysia): "Stay at home if you don't have to do anything important." POLICE CONTROLLING DRONE
- Keywords: COVID-19 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia coronavirus drone health police
- Reuters ID: LVA001C6ET8W7
- Location: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
- City: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
- Country: Malaysia
- Duration: 00:00:36
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:Malaysian police deployed drones to urge citizens to stay home on Tuesday (March 24) as the country entered the second week of movement restriction order.
The latest measure came after Malaysia called in the army to help maintain the order after some people continued to defy the restrictions that came into force on March 18.
Malaysia, with 1,518 confirmed cases, is ramping up coronavirus tests in preparation for the "worst scenario," as it grapples with Southeast Asia's highest number of infections.
On Monday (March 32), Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia may extend beyond the end of the month travel and movement curbs imposed to contain the spread of the virus.
(Production: Huey Teng Lim, Angie Teo)
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