Tiruppur gets unique ‘disinfection tunnel’ to fight COVID-19
Two sets of three nozzles will spray a 1% sodium hypochlorite solution, while people walk for three to five seconds inside the tunnel
In a unique gesture, Tiruppur district collector K. Vijayakarthikeyan on Wednesday inaugurated a “disinfection tunnel” as part of precautionary measures against COVID-19 at the entrance to Uzhavar Santhai in Thennampalayam.
This initiative could be the first of its kind in the state, said Vijayakarthikeyan The Hindu. It was set up by the district administration in collaboration with Young Indians, the youth wing of the Confederation of Indian Industry.
Two sets of three nozzles will spray a 1% to 1 ppm (parts per million) sodium hypochlorite solution, while people walk for three to five seconds inside the tunnel. ” In touch with [on surfaces], it is effective enough to kill the virus, ”said the collector. Workers and members of the public were asked to raise their hands, palms facing forward, as they entered the tunnel to ensure effective disinfection. However, this disinfection tunnel is only a supplement to precautionary measures such as frequent hand washing, he said.
The total cost of the tunnel was around 90,000 around. With a capacity of 1000 liters, the disinfection tunnel will operate continuously for 16 hours, requiring refilling only once a day. More such tunnels will be set up across the district in the future, Vijayakarthikeyan said.