Drone-to-door medicines trial takes flight to support rural areas

A drone company that had to abandon its fast-food delivery tests has partnered with Ireland's health authority to deliver prescriptions instead, and could be a good solution to catering for rural residents in England too

Manna Aero is working with the Health Service Executive to deliver medicines and other essential supplies to vulnerable people in the small rural town of Moneygall. The company's trial uses autonomous drones made in Wales, and it is looking at the possibility of testing in the UK ‘within weeks’.

The UK has already announced a test of drones to carry supplies to the Isle of Wight during the pandemic. The model could be a life-saver for rural residents unable to access the medicines they need whilst social distancing.

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