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Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

SEOUL: 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 programmed to form images above the Han river – which runs through the South Korean capital – for the eyecatching flash mob.

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Three hundred unmanned aerial vehicles were programmed to form images above the Han river AFP/Handout

The show began with messages reminding people of key precautionary measures AFP/Handout

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

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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.

The government-organised event on Saturday night was not advertised in advance in consideration of social distancing rules AFP/Handout

"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.&qRead More – Source