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UK Space Agency backs NHS drone in Covid fight

BBC News Monday, 19 October 2020
The £500k trial could eventually carry coronavirus samples and tests between hospitals and labs.
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News video: Space Agency lift off for NHS drone delivery service

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Drones which could deliver Covid-19 samples, testing kits and PPE betweenhospitals have been backed by the UK Space Agency. The machines will help inthe Covid-19 response, avoiding courier call-out waiting times, freeing up NHSstaff, reducing contact and minimising the risk of transmission. Apian,...

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