Officers in Shanghai, China, have despatched drones with loudspeakers to inform residents not to protest in opposition to town’s newest coronavirus lockdown.

Video shared on Weibo exhibits a drone flying over residential buildings after some folks went on their balconies and sang in protest of a scarcity of provides throughout the lockdown, Alice Su, The Economist’s senior China correspondent, reported. “Please comply with COVID restrictions,” the drone says.

The drone’s feminine voice additionally tells listeners, “Control your soul’s thirst for freedom. Do not open your windows and sing,” in accordance to London’s Occasions.

It is a growing story and shall be up to date as extra info turns into out there.

Shanghai in COVID-19 Lockdown
Authorities in Shanghai are utilizing drones to inform residents not to protest the COVID-19 lockdown. Above, well being staff carrying private protecting gear stroll on a road throughout the second stage of the lockdown within the Jing’an district of Shanghai on April 6.
Picture by Hector Retamal/AFP through Getty Photographs