Armed Forces will be using drones soon to assist in patrolling the streets during MCO


In the interest of ensuring that the rules of the movement control order (MCO) are being adhered to, the Malaysian military deployed armed forces earlier today. But that's not all, the military is looking into different ways to help with patrolling the streets and controlling the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

According to Armed Forces Chief General Tan Sri Affendi Buang, the military is not going to deploy assets like tanks as the goal is not to aggressively control the situation. But technology can play a big part in the current situation, whether it's a portal to track data on the coronavirus or scanning tech to quickly detect potentially infected people.

That's why the military has decided that drones (likely with cameras) will be used to help in patrolling the streets during the MCO. The advantage here is that drones can help police and military personnel in patrols without the risk of being infected.

So, don't be surprised if you drive out for a grocery run and start seeing drones flying around! Having said that, what are your thoughts on the measures taken so far during the MCO? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to for more news.