The community of Saint Esprit in Martinique is using a drone with a loudspeaker to enforce a lockdown imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
According to local reports, the community has been using the device since Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Martinique 1ere reports that in addition to the drone, Saint Esprit is also using 11 surveillance cameras.
As of Sunday, Martinique reported 111 cases of COVID-19.
Local elected officials are pushing for general testing of the population, while here in Saint Lucia authorities are concerned about the illegal entry by sea of persons from Martinique who are seeking to avoid immediate quarantine.
On Sunday Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir disclosed that some illegal entrants were arrested.
Desir also observed that a vessel was impounded.
He said the detainees were taken into a quarantine facility.