Locked down due to Corona virus in Tunisia, police robot deployed to patrol

Locked down due to Corona virus in Tunisia, police robot deployed to patrol

Police deploy robots to ensure lockdown implementation of the Coronavirus in the Tunisian capital of the North African country.

According to a report by the British Broadcasting Agency, the BBC has assigned robots in different parts of Tunisia to spy on street citizens.

According to the report, the robot also interrogates people walking in the streets and investigates the reasons for their exit.

Citizens in Tunisia have to place their identity cards and other documents in front of a robot camera while police officers who control it review it.

It is believed that Tunisia is the second week of a nationwide lockdown, while 14 people have been killed by the Coronavirus in the country so far.

The government has allowed citizens to leave their homes only to receive medicines and supplies.

Tunisia reports that 436 people are infected with the Coronavirus.

According to the report, these robots, called 'P guards', have been deployed on the streets by the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, but it is unclear how many of them.

The official at the robot-maker Enova Robotics told the BBC that it was a confidential matter and declined to say anything about the cost of the robot.

The robot deployed to monitor lockdown violators has an advanced camera, light detection and ranging technology that acts as a radar, though it uses light instead of waves.

The Interior Ministry also released a video of the robot on social media, which received mixed reactions from the public.

Many citizens welcomed the government's move, while others said the robot's movement was too slow so it was not effective.

Several videos circulating on social media have shown that a large number of citizens are standing in front of robots and identifying themselves with documents.

The robot instructs fellow citizens to go into the house immediately after questioning.


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