- A community in Chile has employed the use of drones to distribute medicine and preventive measures against COVID-19 to the elderly
- Zapallar has not recorded a single case of COVID-19, but efforts are being put in place to protect the people of the community
- With the use of drones, the elderly people, the poor and many who lack transportation are being put out of harm's way
The small Chilean beach enclave of Zapallar has employed the use of high-tech drones to deliver medications, masks and hand sanitiser to elderly people in remote areas.
According to weforum.org, the heavy-duty four-propeller drone, complete with landing gear, is loaded with a bag of supplies in the city centre then heads to areas that are two hours walk from the nearest pharmacy.
Legit.ng gathers that Zapallar is yet to report a single case of the deadly disease.
Mayor Gustavo Alessandri said the drone programme is aimed at keeping elderly people, the poor and many who lack transportation, out of harm's way.
He said the drone programme could also help supply families in quarantine, should the outbreak hit closer to home.
Mayor Alessandri said: “Now we have a solution to help them get their medications, without exposing a public worker or a member of the family of the person in quarantine."
In other news, a Brooklyn schoolteacher, Rana "Zoe" Mungin, has died from complications of coronavirus after she was initially denied tests, her family said.
The 30-year-old died on Monday, April 27, from the pandemic that has ravaged the world and brutalised New York City.
The deceased's sister Mia Mungin said Zoe showed her first symptom - a fever - on March 12 and went to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn on March 15 but she was told that she could not be tested for coronavirus.
Mia, who is a nurse, said: "I just feel like the health care system failed her on so many levels. The health care system failed us, something that I stood for for 20 years."
Zoe's condition was said to have worsened, which prompted her family to call 911 on March 19.
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