A robot has been deployed in a park in Singapore to encourage people to practise social distancing and to "stay safe, stay home".

Singapore's Public Utilities Board is using the robot, named O-R3, to help them curb the spread of Covid-19.

O-R3 also shares data with officers through its 360-degree camera.

PUB originally used the talking robot for security surveillance at its various reservoirs across the island state, but its role has now been expanded to include working as a social-distancing ambassador.

The remotely-controlled machine has batteries which allow it to travel up to 1 kilometre, but this is being increased to 4km.