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How a Chinese drone delivery startup is capitalizing on COVID-19

Antwork swerved from food to medical supply deliveries months before outbreak

A Chinese startup's drones are helping to solve the last-mile problem in expediting medical supply deliveries to hospitals. (Photo courtesy of Antwork)

BEIJING -- China's Antwork drone delivery startup entered the medical supplies niche in time to help some hospitals respond to the developing coronavirus emergency.

What began as a suburban postal service has been around since 2015. A year later and along with China Post it became the country's first drone delivery service, carrying parcels to suburbanites at home.

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