South Korea has done a great job of fighting the outbreak of siphon pneumonia, but as experts warned of a possible second wave of infection, the government organized an unusual event — a drone light show over the Han River in the capital Seoul — to thank its front-line medical staff for their hard work and remind citizens to follow precautions,media reported. It is understood the event took place on July 6 and featured 300 drones in the 10-minute programme.
The exhibition was organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea.
In addition to thanking the front-line medics, the campaign also reminded citizens to wear masks, wash their hands and observe social distance rules. At the end of the show, the drones formed the outline of the Korean peninsula and read, “South Korea, cheer up.”
While wearing a mask is not a political issue in South Korea as it is in the United States, there are growing reports of violence over wearing masks. According to police records, there were about 840 incidents in June when individuals were not wearing masks and caused fights on public transport. A drone light show may not calm those sentiments, but at least it can distract people.