COVID-19: Civic workers disinfect public places across the world as countries ease restrictions

Updated: Aug 02, 2020, 08:25 | Sherlin Rajan
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    A cleaning staff, wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit, sprays disinfectant at High Street Phoenix mall in Mumbai ahead of reopening of malls, while other restrictions will be in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Civic workers sanitise the iron railings as water gushes through the steps of Banganga Tank at Walkeshwar.

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    A BMC worker sprays disinfectant outside a house at Kranti Nagar in Kurla.

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    A civic worker sanitises the gates of veteran Bollywood actress Rekha's residence after four staff members were tested positive for COVID-19.

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    A BMC worker sprays disinfectant at a temple in Mahim's Karniti Nagar.

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    A civic worker disinfectants the gates of Raj Bhavan in Mumbai after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

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    A worker sprays disinfectant as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 in a containment zone in Chennai.

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    An employee of a hotel sprays disinfectants in a room as the hotel has been converted into a quarantine facility for people who need to undergo 14 days quarantine after returning from different states, in Siliguri, West Bengal.

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    A worker sprays disinfectant inside a temple after the government eased nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19, in New Delhi.

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    Residents watch as health officials navigate a coronavirus-themed robot that sprays disinfectant in a residential area in Chennai.

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    A football ground being disinfected before the beginning of a Mexican Apertura tournament football match between Guadalajara and Leon at the Akron stadium in Guadalajara, Jalisco State, Mexico.

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    Fatih Municipality workers, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfect the iconic Spice Bazaar in Turkey’s Istanbul.

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    A South Korean worker, wearing protective suit, sprays disinfectant in a theatre at Sejong Center in Seoul.

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    A worker disinfects a statue by artist Fernando Botero, in Medellin, Colombia.

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    A mural depicting a man in protective suit spraying disinfectant on the face of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, at the Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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  • An employee disinfects the floor at a polling station in Moscow for people to cast early ballots in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that could see President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036.

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  • A firefighter from the government emergency committee sprays disinfectant on a street in Kabul.

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    A staff member assists a student for a foot disinfection measure on the first day of reopening of a school in Bangkok, following its temporary closure due to COVID-19.

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    A worker of Seibu Railway Company disinfecting a railcar at the company's Kotesashi railcar base in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

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    Men wearing protective overalls and mask carry sanitising spray for disinfecting St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican.

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About The Gallery

Even as COVID-19 cases are surging across the world, governments are reopening public places in a phased manner. In order to contain further the spread of the deadly virus, civic workers are disinfecting public places, be it monuments, religious places, offices or public transport. (Pictures/ Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Ashish Raje, Shadab Khan, Bipin Kokate, PTI, AFP)