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BBMP is using drones to spray disinfectants across Bengaluru to stop the spread of the virus.

Tweet by the Mayor of Bengaluru and article published by Deccan Herald support this claim.

Tweet by the Mayor of Bengaluru and article published by Deccan Herald support this claim. M Goutham Kumar, the Mayor of Bengaluru tweeted a video on his twitter which showed a drone being used by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) workers to spray disinfectant and sanitise a public place at Nethaji Ward-78 Pulikeshinagar of Bengaluru.

Mayor Goutham Kumar said that BBMP's aim is to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 in all 198 wards in the city, and BBMP workers have sprayed sodium hypochlorite solution as a disinfectant around public places in the interest of public health and safety. Furthermore, according to one of the BBMP officials, they have hired drones to spray disinfectant solutions across the city.

It was also reported that a group of Engineers developed a 6 hexacopter drone that can cover an area of about 6 m/s and can carry 15 litres of disinfectant. The drones were used to disinfect places like markets, bus stands, and railway stations.

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