Health workers in the occupied West Bank are using drones to deliver medicines in an effort to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports thenational.ae.
Patients who are at risk or have contracted the virus in the Beit Ummar municipality can have their medications and other supplies delivered to their door or roof by drone operators.
Ahmed Al Alami, a municipality official commented, “The patients can still get all their medicines and supplements, including vitamin C and zinc, that will strengthen their immunity without leaving the comfort of their homes and exposing others to the virus.”
He continued, “The medications are delivered to their homes.” Adding, “The drones can also deliver food packages if needed.”
Gaza and the West Bank have 10,621 cases of coronavirus and 78 confirmed deaths.