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Aircraft-like Drones Instantly Deliver COVID-19 Medical Supplies to Rural Ghana, Rwanda Even in ‘Insane’ Weather

Aircraft-like Drones Instantly Deliver COVID-19 Medical Supplies to Rural Ghana, Rwanda Even in ‘Insane’ Weather

This is Zipline, a tech company that has designed aircraft engineered drones that are autonomously piloted to deliver lifesaving products safely, reliably, and daily across multiple countries. Currently, Zipline is helping to combat Coronavirus in hard-to-reach, rural areas within Ghana and Rwanda by delivering test samples, blood, vaccines, and other vital medical supplies.

Operating from distribution centers that look more like “drone airports” with medical warehouses, each location can deploy hundreds of deliveries daily within an over 8,750 square mile service area. Doctors use Zipline’s app to instantly place orders and track shipments. After an order is received, drones are launched five to seven minutes afterward with an expected flight time of 15-30 minutes.



Zipline’s airplane-like drones fly completely autonomously and operate during any weather condition – even in “insane wind, insane rain, and insane dust storms, in order to reach a patient whose life is depending on us,” Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo points out.

Drones Deliver Medical Supplies To Rural Areas In Rwanda And Ghana

One company designed autonomously piloted drones to deliver test samples, vaccines, and other medical supplies to rural areas in Rwanda and Ghana. It's now helping to fight against the coronavirus.

Posted by Business Insider Today on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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