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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indore Deploys Drones To Sanitise Public Places To Help Prevent Coronavirus In The City

Indore Municipal Commissioner Asheesh Singh told NDTV that crowded areas of the city are being sanitised using drones to sprinkle 20 litres of Bioclean, a disinfecting chemical

A single drone can cover up 200,000 square metre area per day and can reach 200 feet height, running with GPS satellite based system

New Delhi: The cleanest city of India, Indore has not reported any confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and is trying to ensure it remains that way. In a bid to sanitise the crowded areas of the city, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) deployed two drones from private companies to sprinkle chemicals in such areas. This sanitisation took place on March 22, during PM Narendra Modi’s requested Janta Curfew, which led to these crowded areas being empty.

Indore Municipal Commissioner Asheesh Singh told NDTV that it’s a first-of-its kind attempt by which crowded areas are sanitised using drones to sprinkle 20 litres of Bioclean. Mr. Singh explained what made them choose a drone,

We chose drones because they are faster than manual process by aerial spray as it covers 2 to 2.5 acre in 10 minutes. A single drone can cover up 200,000 square metre area per day and can reach 200 feet height, running with GPS satellite based system.

These drones take off with 16 litres of chemicals in each flight and return after 30 minutes having sprayed chemicals in an area spanning 8-10 km, explains Indore Municipal Corporation

These drones take off with 16 litres of chemicals in each flight and return after 30 minutes having sprayed chemicals in an area spanning 8-10 km, explains Indore Municipal Corporation

He said that these drones take off with 16 litres of chemicals in each flight and return after 30 minutes having sprayed chemicals in an area spanning 8-10km. He also said that special care has been taken to ensure the spray doesn’t harm citizens.

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Furthermore, the IMC sanitised other parts of the city through three tractors and 300 employees who cleaned and disinfected the city using 300 liters of sodium hypochlorite.

The areas sanitised included public and crowded places like markets, parks, Gandhi Hall, all bus stands, Rajwada, M.Y. Hospital, District Hospital, among may others.

Sanitation was done using hypochlorite along with door-to-door garbage collection work which was carried out by the corporation till 11:00 am during the Janata curfew. Even during the curfew, garbage collection vehicles were taken out as per usual, he said.

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Indore has imposed an internal lockdown in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus in the city. The administration ordered the shut down of malls and supermarkets in the city and traders have also decided to lock down markets. The Ahilya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an organisation representing over 100 trade bodies in Indore, will keep markets closed till March 31. However, the lockdown does not include the shops selling essential commodities, including milk, medicines and ration.

World

23,23,25,643Cases
19,46,11,603Active
3,29,58,002Recovered
47,56,038Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,23,25,643 and 47,56,038 have died; 19,46,11,603 are active cases and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,36,97,581 18,795Cases
2,92,2067,414Active
3,29,58,002 26,030Recovered
4,47,373 179Deaths
In India, there are 3,36,97,581 confirmed cases including 4,47,373 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,92,206 and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,44,325

41,396 32

63,64,027

1,38,902 32

Kerala

46,41,587 11,699

1,57,733 6,122

44,59,193 17,763

24,661 58

Karnataka

29,73,899 504

12,833 409

29,23,320 893

37,746 20

Tamil Nadu

26,58,923 1,657

17,261 24

26,06,153 1,662

35,509 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,47,459 618

12,482 566

20,20,835 1,178

14,142 6

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,778 6

176 0

16,86,712 6

22,890

West Bengal

15,66,865 472

7,584 99

15,40,530 556

18,751 15

Delhi

14,38,746 32

366 5

14,13,295 37

25,085

Odisha

10,24,764 444

5,102 214

10,11,482 653

8,180 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,269 27

282 3

9,91,423 30

13,564

Rajasthan

9,54,316 13

86 9

9,45,276 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,872 21

142 9

8,15,648 30

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,504 8

118 2

7,81,868 6

10,518

Haryana

7,70,825 7

329 6

7,60,686 13

9,810

Bihar

7,25,947 3

57 11

7,16,230 14

9,660

Telangana

6,65,284 216

4,585 27

6,56,785 241

3,914 2

Punjab

6,01,538 38

284 2

5,84,747 35

16,507 1

Assam

6,01,031 412

4,587 42

5,90,593 362

5,851 8

Jharkhand

3,48,198 4

79 1

3,42,986 5

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,504 14

218 8

3,35,893 22

7,393

Jammu And Kashmir

3,29,125 117

1,513 1

3,23,190 118

4,422

Himachal Pradesh

2,18,523 209

1,730 16

2,13,124 225

3,669

Goa

1,76,145 50

862 56

1,71,980 106

3,303

Puducherry

1,26,127 37

866 35

1,23,423 72

1,838

Manipur

1,20,000 116

2,111 14

1,16,042 129

1,847 1

Mizoram

90,539 1,846

15,843 358

74,394 1,481

302 7

Tripura

84,085 19

275 3

82,999 22

811

Meghalaya

80,897 108

1,752 125

77,750 230

1,395 3

Chandigarh

65,217 7

44 3

64,354 4

819

Arunachal Pradesh

54,395 43

319 4

53,802 47

274

Sikkim

31,291 25

601 11

30,303 35

387 1

Nagaland

31,167 17

426 19

30,078 35

663 1

Ladakh

20,786 5

148 8

20,431 13

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,361

5 0

10,305

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,619 1

11 2

7,479 3

129

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