News ID: 271183
Published: 0954 GMT July 07, 2020

Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages
AFP
The show began with messages reminding people of key precautionary measures.

Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. Three hundred unmanned aerial vehicles were programed to form images above the Han river — which runs through the South Korean capital — for the eye catching flash mob, AFP wrote.

The show began with messages reminding people of key precautionary measures, including wearing masks, washing hands and keeping a two-meter distance from others.

The drones created images of a mask surrounded by coronavirus particles, quickly shuffling to form two hands and water droplets against the dark night sky.

The 10-minute show shifted to messages of gratitude for medical personnel in the frontlines of the pandemic as well as all South Koreans for their collective efforts.

"THANKS TO YOU," the drones wrote in the sky next to a heart shape, then formed a silhouette of the Korean peninsula with the message: "Cheer up, Republic of Korea."

The government-organized event was not advertised in advance in consideration of social distancing rules, the Transport Ministry said.

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