Today in the world there is no place where I could escape from the fashion industry, and news about him. Pandemic SARS-CoV-2 affected the whole world and, unfortunately, in the near future is not going anywhere. I often remind myself of that, but in my head is not fit that perhaps the summer will have to spend from the comfort of home. It is especially difficult to get used to the need to continually disinfect door handles, plastic bottles, clothes and not to touch your face. But if at home we are safe or think that you’re safe, what we can expect on the street? Surely you noticed that the streets of cities around the world are disinfected daily, particularly for public places and surfaces often touched by people.
As the world struggles with the spread CoVID-19?
One of the most effective ways of combating the spread of the novel coronavirus is disinfection of surfaces, especially metal and plastic, because the virus can survive up to three days. Read more about which surfaces CoVID-19 is stored longest can be read in the article Daria Yelets. Anyway, today our knowledge about this virus is contagious enough to worldwide disinfection brigade “hit” on kindergartens, public institutions, churches, markets, mosques, airports and public roads. Teams of workers in hazmat suits, as a rule, low-temperature spray a special mixture of trucks, trucks, drones and even robots.
As Business Insider writes, experts in the field of public health believe that the mass disinfection of surfaces, which usually touches a lot of people, for example hospitals, transport, schools and religious places, helps to destroy the virus. At the time of this writing CoVID-19 spread in more than 100 countries. In total in the world infected more than 400,000 people and the number of deaths has exceeded 20,000. We remind you that we have collected basic information about the new coronavirus and how many people faced with the disease face to face in our special material, which is updated daily.
But what exactly disinfect the streets and public places? In many cities special teams use a mixture of bleach and water. As reported by the world health organization, the spraying of such mixtures can harm clothing and mucous membranes (mouth, eyes, nose). While bleach is really effective in dealing with a new coronavirus, and cleans the surface from it. However, bleach can damage the mucous membranes of a person, cause skin burns, etc. It is for this reason disinfection is carried out by people in special suits that follow the rules of management of chemical substances. However, immediately after disinfecting touch surfaces without PPE is not necessary. In General, experts advise not to stay in the premises during disinfection. After disinfection with bleach, all surfaces are washed with ordinary tap water, and then you can safely with them soprikasalis.
Also, CPS has approved the use of disinfectant “Triloks” (has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial and antiviral actions) for the treatment of the underground: tunnels, passenger and administrative facilities. TRILUX sprayed using special machines at night, as before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus at night, the tunnels are washed with plain water. Workers pour the solution into tanks with a volume of 10-12 tons. Thus, for a night of machine time to process the infrastructure in the tunnels on the 22-36 km. Meanwhile in Ukraine, the streets are sprayed from fire trucks solution on the basis of powder SF-2U. SF-2U is usually used for the preparation of solutions for the decontamination of armament and military equipment, but as reported in gschs, the powder is safe for humans and animals and has no negative impact on different surfaces, and with the virus to cope perfectly well.
As CoVID-19 dies when exposed to ultraviolet light, alcohol and chlorine, different countries use different means of disinfection. For example, rostec has created a UV for the automatic disinfecting of handrails of escalators in the subway and shopping centers. This was reported in the official press release from Rostec. The movement of the escalator embedded specialized lamps that disinfect the handrails in the automatic mode, as the movement of the escalator. Recall that the energy of UV radiation is higher than energy of visible light, whereby the UV-rays to destroy pathogens. However, ultraviolet light cannot be used for disinfection of the body and hands, as UV rays can damage the skin.
How to disinfect the streets in different cities around the world?
In cities and towns throughout China, including Shanghai, Beijing and Wuhan, for disinfecting streets and public places was sent to the ambulance. So, in addition to the trucks filled with solutions of bleach and water, along on self-balancing scooters driving around workers in protective masks that control the robot with a disinfectant spray. Cyberpunk, not otherwise. Moreover, at the beginning of the epidemic in China, the media reported the spraying of disinfectants in the air. On the numerous photographs you can see that special teams sprayed disinfectant from containers worn on the back.
In South Korea today, the fatality rate of the novel coronavirus among the lowest in the world (1.1%). Experts believe that the mass testing of the population, as well as compliance with the citizens of the quarantine, along with disinfection of public places and city streets, contribute to the effective combating CoVID-19.
Italy more than other countries suffered due to the outbreak of CoVID-19 and today is its epicenter. The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the country according to various estimates reaches up to 7% or even 8%. and the time of writing in Italy introduced a strict quarantine and to leave the house without a valid reason (work, a trip for groceries or the pharmacy) is prohibited. However, the good news is that quarantine works and the number of new cases decreases with each passing day. Disinfection in Italy regularly, but the movement of public transport and operation of shopping centers, restaurants, fitness clubs and other public institutions are suspended.
In Iran was more than 27 thousand cases of the new coronavirus and more than two thousand deaths. For a long time in the number of infected and dead Iran ranked second after Italy, but today, the country gave way to the United States, Spain and Germany. This was facilitated first and foremost the introduction of strict quarantine, the ban on holding mass events, the disinfection of places, including mosques. It should be noted that Iran is responsible for disinfection – in some shots you can see that special teams sprayed disinfectant solutions even cars.
At the time of this writing, Russia was 840 cases of the new coronavirus, and March 25, 2020, the President of the Russian Federation announced a week from 28 March to 5 April outside. Recall that schools and universities transferred to home schooling until 12 April. Recently on the streets of Russian cities you can see the disinfectant brigades and watering machine. For example, Moskovsky prospect in St. Petersburg are disinfected several times a day with special equipment and fire trucks. However, after the processing of streets in the air for quite a while there is a distinct smell of chlorine.