The Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), which has been deployed for sanitisation of roads and public places, has started using drones to spray disinfectants in the various hotspots of the city that have reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases.
A trial in this regard was conducted at the AMC headquarters on Tuesday morning and after the successful trial, the drones were deployed for the sanitisation of hotspots in the city. In the first phase, only three drones are going to be used for the purpose.
AMC sources claimed that since these areas have been barricaded, spraying of disinfectants from the sky was the only way out.
અમદાવાદ મ્યુનિસિપલ કોર્પોરેશન દ્વારા આજથી કોરોના વાયરસ પ્રભાવિત વિસ્તારોમાં વિશેષ ડ્રોનથી દવા છંટકાવની કામગીરી શરુ. #AmdavadFightsCorona#AmdavadAMC@MoHFW_GUJARAT @GujHFWDept pic.twitter.com/FUDxZmiKbq
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The various areas that have been declared as ‘hotspots’ are Bapunagar-Rakhial belt, Hirabag in Ambawadi area, Dhruvnagar and Rasulabad area of Danilimda, Matavadi-ni-Pol in Dariyapur, and Chamadiavas in Jamalpur area. The list of hotspots also includes Malekshah-ni-Masjid in Dariyapur and Crystal Flat in Jamalpur.
Notably, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 77 after 13 fresh cases of the virus were reported in the last 12-hour. The city leads in the state as far as case incidence and deaths due to coronavirus are concerned. Till Tuesday, five deaths have been reported in Ahmedabad out of the total death toll of 12 in Gujarat.