Coronavirus: Italy activates satellite to monitor nation amid lockdown

Using Copernicus to scan activities, gatherings

(ANSA) - Brussels, April 6 - The Italian civil protection department on Monday activated the EU's Copernicus observatory satellite to monitor its territory to check on gathering points and healthcare facilities.
    The aim is to monitor activities and public spaces during the COVID-19 emergency.
    The announcement was made by European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic.
    The civil protection will use Copernicus to make sure people are not gathering outside.
   

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