Zipline collects CoronaVirus test samples from rural areas for lab testing in Accra, Ghana.

Reuters: Zipline operated its first coronavirus test flight on April 1 and will now fly samples collected from more than 1,000 health facilities in rural areas to laboratories in the capital Accra and to Kumasi, the second-largest city.

“Using contactless drone delivery to transport COVID-19 test samples will allow the government to respond to the pandemic and help save lives more quickly,” Zipline Chief Executive Keller Rinaudo said in a release.

Image and quotes courtesy Libby George/Hugh Lawson/ Citinewsroom Allotey

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