SL looks to transport medicines, food in COVID-19 hit areas via drones

Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Authority on Friday invited drone operators in the country to offer their services towards the possible transportation of essential medicines and food supplies in COVID-19 hit areas.
SL looks to transport medicines, food in COVID-19 hit areas via drones

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In a statement, the Civil Aviation Authority said it invited drone operators having the potential, capability and interest to offer drone technology services at this hour of need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as this would assist authorities in preventive measures and humanitarian tasks in a challenging environment, reports Xinhua news agency.
"We invite them to contact the Authority early, towards the formation of a Pool of Drone Operators which can undertake tasks to be assigned by Health and other relevant authorities such as air transportation of essential medicine/food supplies and other services," the Civil Aviation Authority said.
Sri Lanka has so far reported 668 COVID-19 cases, with seven deaths.
Some areas have been declared as isolated zones due to a rising number of positive cases.
The country remains under a curfew which will be relaxed on May 4 to resume partial economic activities, the President's Media Division said.

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