McKeever’s Bar and Lounge in Ireland is using a drone to deliver drinks to locals in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and related regulatory measures.

The pub has been in business for 152 years and serves a rural community about 30 miles north of Dublin.

The drone will carry bottles or cans of beer, wine and bags of chips hanging from a string directly to the customers operated by McKeever’s nephew-in-law Paul Clarke, reported The Guardian.

However, drone delivery seems to have its own disadvantages despite being an innovative solution to keep up the business and fulfil customer demand.

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McKeever’s Bar and Lounge owner AvrilMcKeever told The Guardian: “We had a bottle of wine and a bag of Tayto crisps ready to go last night but it didn’t take off because of the wind.”

Bars and pubs were the first business to close in Ireland when the country was hit by Covid-19 outbreak in March. The closure of pubs has left 50,000 workers without jobs.

Under the Irish government’s lockdown roadmap, pubs are expected to remain closed until 10 August with home deliveries in place.

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Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland submitted a request last week to let pubs open in June.

The government is currently reviewing the proposals.

Meanwhile, Ireland has recorded a total of 22,996 Covid-19 cases so far. The death toll in the country stands at 1,458.

Last month, Drinks Ireland came up with a new plan to safeguard the alcohol sector amid the Covid-19 outbreak.