The coronavirus crisis has lead to many new use-cases for drones. We have already seen drones sing Happy Birthday songs, shout at people to stay inside and now also deliver the Soccer Player of the Month award by drone to Brazilian Malcom.
Soccer Player of the Month award delivered by drone
Zenit St Petersburg had a smart idea to deliver the Soccer Player of the Month award to Brazilian Malcom. They decided to use a drone so that the delivery could be made without breaking any social distancing guidelines, according to The Independent.
According to the news outlet, Malcom received almost 30% of the fan vote to pick up the award for March after Zenit build a nine-point lead at the top of the Russian Premier League standings before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many other countries, Russia is currently in a lockdown and the soccer league is suspended until May 31st. Delivering the award by drone proved to be the safest way and allowed the former Barcelona winger to stay safely in his apartment.
“I’ve just received a message that I need to open a window,” Malcom said in a video.
In the video, you can see the drone flying through the open window into the apartment. A cat watches curiously but decides to get out of the way in the last moment as the drone enters the building.
At the end of the video, Malcom thanks the fans and says: “Stay at home, it’s important.”
Zenit sent Malcom’s Player of the Month award to him by drone! 😱 pic.twitter.com/Y0pl5CA1tq
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 11, 2020
According to this website, 1.7 million people have been infected by the coronavirus worldwide and more 100,000 people have passed away as a result of COVID-19. Russia has more than 13,500 confirmed cases and 106 deaths.
What do you think about this video, delivering the Soccer Player of the Month award by drone? Apart from deliveries by drone, what other creative examples of drone being used during the coronavirus crisis have you seen? Let us know in the comments below.