COVID-19: Disinfection of public spaces in Smart Cities

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Public spaces (including streets, markets, shopping precincts, community centres, parks, playgrounds, and neighbourhood spaces in residential areas) play a vital role in the social life of communities.

COVID -19 is an acute respiratory disease caused by a novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), transmitted in most instances through respiratory droplets, direct contact with cases and also through contaminated surfaces/objects. The virus thrives on environmental surfaces for a varied period of time, it gets neutralised by chemical disinfectants.

Ever since the declaration of coronavirus as a global pandemic, Indian cities have been going in for sanitisation, especially the public space which is considered risk-prone for local spread of the virus. Since the nation-wide lockdown was announced on 25 March 2020, Cities have been adopting numerous approaches to disinfect the public spaces including the bus/railway stations, streets, markets, hospital premises, banks, etc.

 

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