outbrain
Close  

Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

/ 05:19 PM July 08, 2020
south korea, drones, coronavirus

The 10-minute show featured messages of gratitude for medical personnel. Image: Handout – South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport/AFP

Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Three hundred unmanned aerial vehicles were programmed to form images above the Han river — which runs through the South Korean capital — for the eyecatching flash mob.

ADVERTISEMENT

The show began with messages reminding people of key precautionary measures, including wearing masks, washing hands and keeping a two-meter distance from others.

south korea, drones, coronavirus

The show began with messages reminding people of key precautionary measures. Image: Handout – South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport/AFP

The drones created images of a mask surrounded by coronavirus particles, quickly shuffling to form two hands and water droplets against the dark night sky.

FEATURED STORIES

The 10-minute show shifted to messages of gratitude for medical personnel in the frontlines of the pandemic as well as all South Koreans for their collective efforts.

south korea, drones, coronavirus

Three hundred unmanned aerial vehicles were programmed to form images above the Han river. Image: Handout – South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport/AFP

south korea, drones, coronavirus

Image: Handout – South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport/AFP

“THANKS TO YOU,” the drones wrote in the sky next to a heart shape, then formed a silhouette of the Korean peninsula with the message: “Cheer up, Republic of Korea.”

The government-organized event on Saturday night was not advertised in advance in consideration of social distancing rules, the transport ministry said. NVG

RELATED STORIES:

Twitter teases that edit function will be available ‘when everyone wears a mask’

‘Peace and love across the universe’: NASA astronauts mark Ringo Starr’s 80th birthday

ADVERTISEMENT

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Coronavirus, drones, Seoul, South korea
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.