Walmart, Quest testing drones to deliver at-home COVID-19 test kits

The trial shipments have actually already started in North Las Vegas and will begin in Cheektowaga, N.Y., in early October. Clients who get approved for drone shipment of COVID-19 self-collection kits should live in a single-family house within 1 mile of the designated Walmart Supercenters. The sets will arrive on peoples driveways, front walkway or yards and are free to customers..

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Walmart stated Sept. 22 it has begun checking drones to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests to clients in a partnership with Quest Diagnostics..

After the sets are delivered, people can take a self-administered nasal swab test and send the sample to Quest Diagnostics..

Check out the full press release here.

The partnership likewise includes DroneUp, a national drone companies..

Maia Anderson –
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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The trial deliveries have already started in North Las Vegas and will begin in Cheektowaga, N.Y., in early October. Patients who certify for drone shipment of COVID-19 self-collection kits need to live in a single-family house within 1 mile of the designated Walmart Supercenters. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020.

” We hope drone shipment of self-collection kits will form contactless screening capabilities on a bigger scale and continue to boost the innovative ways Walmart plans to utilize drone delivery in the future,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of client product at Walmart, said..