India, Sept. 24 -- Walmart Inc., Quest Diagnostics Inc. and drone services provider DroneUp announced a pilot program for delivery of at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits by drones in the North Las Vegas-area.

Walmart said in a blog post that it has partnered with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp to launch trial deliveries of collection kits to customers in North Las Vegas, and Cheektowaga, New York, in early October.

The retail giant noted that the trials are an innovative new way to provide additional and contactless testing options.

Walmart has announced two other drone trials in recent weeks. One of the trials is to deliver select grocery and household essentials, while the other trial is to test delivery of certain health and wellness...