Bahrain deploys multilingual drone to raise awareness on traffic safety

Traffic deploys drone to enhance awareness among road users. (BNA)
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Updated 22 May 2020

Bahrain deploys multilingual drone to raise awareness on traffic safety

  • The campaign includes safety procedures on walking and riding bicycles, and also highlights wrong parking maneuvers

DUBAI: Bahrain has deployed a multilingual drone to promote traffic safety as part of an awareness campaign, state news agency BNA reported.
The campaign, being carried out by the General Directorate of Traffic, includes safety procedures on walking and riding bicycles, and also highlights wrong parking maneuvers.
The traffic safety campaign also urged people to follow government measures to help combat the spread of coronavirus.


Lebanon extends coronavirus regulations until July 5

Updated 37 min 35 sec ago

Lebanon extends coronavirus regulations until July 5

  • This is the sixth extension since they were first implemented
  • More beneficiaries were included on the list to receive COVID-19 aid

DUBAI: The Lebanese government has extended its ‘general mobilization against coronavirus’ for another four weeks.
The extension, the sixth since it was first adopted on March 15, was based on recommendations from Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council.
“The measures are still urgent to avert any second wave whose consequences will be difficult to treat,” the country’s information minister Manal Abdel-Samad said.
Lebanon’s government is still committed to the five-stage plan of reopening and security forces will help oversee violations of measures, he added.
Authorities have started the second wave of financial aid distribution to those negatively impacted by COVID-19, Prime Minister Hassan Diab meanwhile said.
The government has included more beneficiaries ‘n line with field studies carried out by the Lebanese Army in direct cooperation with the Interior Ministry, municipalities and mokhtars,’ Abdul-Samad said.
Authorities will allow protests if people wear masks, avoid blocking roads, do not vandalize public or private properties, refrain from clashing with security forces and non-participating civilians, she added.
“We are with the right to protest but that right can transform into chaos if there is a return to blocking roads, vandalizing public and private property … I don’t think that any Lebanese person accepts these practices, which don’t resemble democratic expression,” Abdul-Samad said.