Hundreds of drones take to the sky to send message of social distancing and hand-washing

Hundreds of drones take to the sky to send message of social distancing and hand-washing

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live or lives for the foreseeable future, making handwashing and social distancing of the utmost importance.

Now, over 300 drones have taken to the sky in South Korea to remind people of the importance of practicing these crucial guidelines.

This resulted in a spectacular display over the Han River on Saturday.

Watch the mesmerizing footage of the display below: 

The drones formed a white face mask and red circles were used to symbolize coronavirus particles, which has claimed the lives of almost 300 people in the country, per the Mirror.

Messages of support and images of medical workers also appeared in the 10-minute display that was organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport.

One of the displays said "ThanksToChallenge", which made reference to a South Korean social media campaign that was created to show thanks to healthcare workers in the county.

There were no crowds watching the event because it was not advertised ahead of time.

The government captioned a video of the event on YouTube: "Thank you for the efforts of the people and medical staff.

"We express our gratitude and respect to all who suffer from Covid-19."

This display comes after South Korea was praised for its response to the virus, quickly containing the initial outbreak, although the country has experienced sporadic cases since - caused by small gatherings and door-to-door sales practices.

According to the Mirror, South Korea has reported just 68 cases of coronavirus today and 33 of them are imported.

A child washing their hands. Credit: PA

However, the country is preparing itself for a potential second wave of infections and this drone display was undoubtedly a timely reminder to its citizens that they are not out of the woods yet.

Per the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, at the time of writing, there have been 11,846,595 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide, and a global death toll of 544,536.