This is the moment a delivery drone flies up to two Chinese police officers manning a checkpoint and leaves them a box of supplies before quickly flying away.
The unexpected donation, which included masks and food, caught both cops completely off guard as they guarded the traffic and temperature screening checkpoint in the county of Tonglu in East China’s Zhejiang Province.
Traffic camera footage dated 4th February shows what appears to be a Chinese-made DJI Phantom drone hovering in the skies above the checkpoint where officers Xu Junyang and Chai Liangjun are standing.
It descends and drops the cardboard box on the ground, carrying a note reading: “Dear policemen: thank you for your hard work.”
The drone parks next to the box and then takes off again as Officer Xu picks up the supplies.
Its owner is never seen in the footage and the authorities say they have yet to identify the individual.
In the box, the officers found two surgical masks, two pieces of chocolate and over 10 biscuits.
Officer Xu said: “It really surprised us by coming out of nowhere, but we were touched to see the contents of the box when we opened it.”
He added that he and his partner had hardly eaten during their shift.
Zhejiang is China’s third-worst hit province, behind Guangdong and Hubei, where the epicentre of the disease began in Wuhan.
A surge in the death toll of the Wuhan coronavirus has put the figure at 910 worldwide, all of but two of which were reported in mainland China.
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