Photos Show How People Around The World Are Disinfecting

Across the world, disinfection teams have descended upon kindergartens, state capital buildings, markets, mosques, airports, and public roads. Teams of hazmat-suited workers are spraying low-concentration bleach-and-water mixtures from trucks, guns, drones, and robots. 

Public-health experts think mass disinfection efforts will have mixed effectiveness in outbreak zones. Disinfecting surfaces that are commonly touched, such as in hospitals, schools, and religious sites, can help kill germs.

Bozhou, Anhui province, China, on February 18, 2020.
Workers operate a vehicle to carry out disinfection in the Jianghan district of China, on February 10, 2020

China also uses spray cannons similar to the ones used for disinfection to combat smog: Industrial misters can spray water droplets that trap and pull dust and pollution particles out of the air in smoggy areas.

An employee from a disinfection service company sanitizes at a market in Seoul, South Korea, on February 27, 2020.
Employees from a disinfection-service company sanitize the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, on February 25, 2020. 
South Korean military members have been ordered to disinfect Seoul, South Korea, on March 4.
Visitors to a state hospital collects face masks, hand gloves, and have their hands sanitized as they walk past the security post entrance in Lagos, Nigeria, on February 28, 2020.
An employee from a disinfection company sanitizes a closed school in Sidon, Lebanon February 29, 2020. 
An employee wearing protective gear rides an escalator while spraying disinfectant to sanitize a metro station in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 3, 2020.

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