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UK tests drone to deliver medical supplies to remote areas

In the Isle of Wight, successful trial using a drone to deliver medical supplies from the mainland has implications for isolated communities everywhere.

A drone has begun delivering urgent medical supplies to a hospital on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England.

The trial is part of a government project to develop a transport system that allows manned and unmanned aircraft to operate safely in the same airspace.

And it could have significant implications for the delivery of humanitarian aid to isolated areas.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the Isle of Wight.