Healthcare

A SQUAD of robots packed with ultra-violet lighting has joined the fight against the coronavirus in hospitals.  The self-driving machines patrol the wards when they are unoccupied and disinfect the rooms, medical equipment and furniture using powerful UV-C light to kill bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms. The manufacturer, Danish firm UVD Robots, describes the...
Healthcare

ULTRA-VIOLET light can kill the coronavirus, scientists at China’s National Health Commission have confirmed. They say the virus is sensitive to UV light and have verified that certain exposures will kill it. The NHC’s latest advice says indoor rooms can be disinfected with UV light of over 1.5W/m3 used for half an hour. The exposure...