A rendered image of drones made by German start-up Wingcopter over Bavaria, Germany, in this handout obtained on January 25, 2021. erman start-up Wingcopter has secured fresh funding to strengthen its position in the race to offer COVID-19 vaccine distribution by air, seeking to get shots into the arms of people in hard-to-reach places, it said on Monday. Wingcopter/Handout via REUTERS

A drone of German start-up company Wingcopter, designed for distribution of medical products, as well as COVID-19 vaccines, is pictured as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, Germany, February 2, 2021. The company, based in Weiterstadt, is working on a number of trial projects for countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, aiming to scale up operations to deliver vaccines to millions of people REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

A drone of German start-up company Wingcopter, designed for the distribution of medical products, as well as COVID-19 vaccines, is pictured as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, Germany, February 2, 2021. luemmer expects the pandemic to increase acceptance of unmanned aircraft and reshape logistics by transporting medical equipment and supplies quickly and safely while minimising human contact. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

An employee of German start-up company Wingcopter stands next to a drone, designed for distribution of medical products, as well as COVID-19 vaccines, as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, Germany, February 2, 2021. Wingcopter is one of several drone start-ups seeking to play a role in the delivery of vaccines in regions lacking good storage facilities or developed transport infrastructure. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

An employee of German start-up company Wingcopter holds a cooling box next to a drone, designed for distribution of medical products, as well as COVID-19 vaccines, as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, Germany, February 2, 2021. Wingcopter said it has secured $22 million in Series A funding to help to set up the logistics infrastructure needed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and ramp up drone production. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Tom Pluemmer, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of German start-up company Wingcopter, holds a drone designed for distribution of medical products as well as COVID-19 vaccines, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, Germany, February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski