Story By: Ernest Bio Bogore, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the 007-moment a young Frenchman has his favourite snack airdropped to him by a drone during the COVID-19 lockdown so he can enjoy his aperitif.
The incident was filmed in France’s north-westernmost region of Brittany on 18th March, and the footage has been widely shared on social media by Johan Alberic who piloted the drone.
The footage shows Johan’s neighbour Jeremy Toman receiving a package delivered directly to his hands by a drone.
Speaking to Newsflash, Johan said it was all done in “good fun” because his neighbour “had run out of snacks.” He added that he had done it “to help out his neighbour”, saying that with the “number of days [in isolation] left, who know? There may be some demand [for this kind of service].”
However, Toman complained: “I didn’t get a snack with my Rose!”
Johan accompanied the video with the message: “Here, it’s mandatory confinement so we have to stay at home! But we never leave a neighbour alone without an aperitif in Brittany!”
One netizen replied: “Can you be my neighbour please? This is a great idea.”
Another social media user said: “Great! Can the drone handle a bottle of Ricard too?”
French president Emmanuel Macron has compared the battle with COVID-19 to wartime, and his government has imposed strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Travel has been restricted throughout the country, both in mainland France and overseas territories, for a minimum period of 15 days.
Some health experts have predicted that the measures could be in place for six weeks or more.
As of 20th March, France has reported 10,891 cases of COVID-19 and 371 deaths.
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