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JD.com makes drone deliveries as coronavirus cuts off usual modes

Company plans to expand service to other remote cities

BEIJING -- Chinese internet conglomerate JD.com has become the first e-commerce company to deliver goods by drone at a time when many cities in the country remain in lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus.

JD.com's first delivery was to a village near Baiyang Lake in Hebei Province in the north of the country on Friday. It has said on its website that it will employ this method of delivery during the coronavirus outbreak which has killed 909 people and infected more than 40,200 in China so far.

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