China is using unmaned delivery drones to deliver medical and biological materials to hospitals around Wuhan. The vehicles, created by JD Logistics, are unmanned, thus reducing the person-to-person contact times and freeing up other logistical resources.
Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact
Person-to-person transmission is to be avoided if at all possible to prevent the spread of the virus. Therefore, unmanned machines can help make this a greater reality, whilst still delivering the necessary services. It also frees up delivery drivers and other vehicles for use elsewhere.
JD Logistics; Wuhan Renhe Station; Wuhan Ninth Hospital
- Local government
- Private Sector
Issues being addressed:
- Health and safety of responders
- Resource management and mobilisation
20 March 2020