The Uses of Drones in Case of Massive Epidemics Contagious Diseases Relief Humanitarian Aid: Wuhan-COVID-19 Crisis

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Social Security Research Centre (SSRC); University of Malaya (UM)

Date Written: February 29, 2020

Abstract

This paper evaluates the crucial role of drones in the case of massive epidemics contagious diseases relief humanitarian aid such as the Wuhan-COVID-19 crisis. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate how drones in the Wuhan-COVID-19 crisis can play a crucial role to help people in quarantine. Basically, we need to assume that in any epidemic contagious diseases always exist the high possibility to interrupt in the people mobility, transportations systems, and commodities mobility immediately. We propose in three areas the uses of drones in the case of massive epidemics contagious diseases relief humanitarian aid: (i) the aerial monitoring massive epidemic contagious diseases spread magnitude evaluation; (ii) the massive epidemic contagious diseases logistic and cargo delivery; (iii) the post-massive epidemic contagious diseases evaluation.

Keywords: Drones, Epidemics, COVID-19

JEL Classification: z0

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo, The Uses of Drones in Case of Massive Epidemics Contagious Diseases Relief Humanitarian Aid: Wuhan-COVID-19 Crisis (February 29, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3546547 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3546547

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) ( email )

Malaysia

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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