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Drones deliver COVID-19 vaccines to remote communities in Ghana Updated: 2021-06-07 07:01:49 KST

While the inoculation drive is picking up steam around the world, there are still millions of people with little chance of receiving even a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
For those in Ghana who wish to get the shots but live in areas too remote to get to a vaccination site, drones are coming to the rescue.
Zipline, a cutting-edge delivery company is flying drones to the remotest corners of Ghana in West Africa.
The vice president of the company said, delivery by drone is fast and comparatively simple.

"Sending drones which are quick, they will not be subject to traffic, they would not be subject to all these unknown eventualities, and making sure that simultaneously all these health facilities can do vaccinations with just the doses they need is a very powerful thing."

As many as 40 drones can be in the air at once and on average, a trip from distribution center to a local health facility takes 30 to 40 minutes.
Zipline aims to deliver two.five million doses.
This primarily covers the country's rural population and the company is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines to around 750 to 800 remote health facilities in Ghana.
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