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On the morning of Thursday 4th, the drone system established to count the number of people on the beaches of the municipality began to patrol the coast. It is, along with the twenty persons destined to surveillance and informative work that complement the beach device this year, another of the measures that the Mijas Local Council has included in its 2020 Beach Plan with the aim of ensuring the social distance of two metres recommended by the Ministry of Health to avoid contagion by coronavirus.The drones are controling the beaches every day, from 11 in the morning to 8 in the evening, covering the 24 sectors into which the Mijas coast has been divided. Through an artificial intelligence system, they transmit the data to the Aeromedia platform, the company in charge of implementing this system. The information collected, which is updated on an hourly basis, is translated into occupancy percentages, which enables beach-goers to check the capacity of the beaches before leaving home, an option that allows them to opt for one beach or another depending on the occupation levels. “It also helps us to take measures in the event that a beach is reaching the limit of its capacity, to avoid crowds”, explained the councillor for Beaches in Mijas, José Carlos Martín (C’s), who added that said information will be uploaded “to the municipal website www.mijas.es, as well as to the Costa del Sol Tourism site of the Provincial Council in Malaga”.

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Source: Mijas Semanal