Coronavirus Outbreak: This disinfection tunnel helps you sanitise as you walk through it
The small tunnel-like structure that requires people to walk through for three-five seconds, has been installed outside a market in Tamil Nadu
In a distinct and much-needed move, a disinfection tunnel has been installed in a district in Tamil Nadu as a form of a precautionary measure to combat the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. The small tunnel-like structure that requires people to walk through for three-five seconds, has been installed in a market in Thennapalayam in Tiruppur district of the state.
According to a report in The Hindu, there are two nozzles in the tunnel that sprays 1 per cent sodium hypochlorite on people walking through it. The district collector of Tiruppur, K Vijayakarthikeyan, who inaugurated the tunnel placed at the entrance of the market, was quoted by the newspaper explaining how the chemical is essential in containing the spreading of the virus. “Upon contact [on surfaces], it is efficient enough to kill the virus,” he said, adding that the measure is a supplement to following precautionary houses such as washing hands.
Vijayakarthikeyan also shared a video of the temporary structure on Twitter and called the passageway, a ‘first of its kind’ in the country. He also added that the people crossing the tunnel, will have to wash their hands before entering the market.
We have set up a first of it's kind #disinfection tunnel in Thennampalayam market in #Tiruppur where people will have to walk through the disinfection tunnel for 3-5secs after handwash,before entering the market ! Thanks to #YI #CII #TiruppurCoronaFighters for support ! pic.twitter.com/D0hWWqjBnl— Vijayakarthikeyan K (@Vijaykarthikeyn) April 1, 2020
The video posted on Wednesday garnered over 139,600 views, with 8,600 likes and was retweeted more than 3,100 times. Many commenting on the video were of the opinion that such a measure should be implemented in all marketplaces.
Was seeing this kind of stuff in abroad over the videos,never imagined it could become a reality in india that too in Tiruppur.— Vinoth (@vinothsweet88) April 1, 2020
Super Sir ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ Make Sure Corona Clean in Tiruppur and TN and Also In India ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Ultimate Aruná´°á´¬á´¿á´®á´¬á´¿ (@IamArun777) April 1, 2020
Indeed a great idea— anil rajbhar (@anilrajbhar2) April 1, 2020
Great initiative. Keep it up. Kudos to you & your team.— K. Ramakrishnan (@ramki1968) April 1, 2020
Very good sir , pls implement this in all market area where people get crowded— Arun (@Arun_367) April 1, 2020
Sir, tough the technology is simple, it is possible to open source the technical design... It can be manufactured locally and adopted rapidly..— Kaushal (@freeDUM) April 1, 2020
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