- Title: Brazilian town installs disinfection station to halt coronavirus spread
- Date: 14th April 2020
- Summary: OSASCO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (APRIL 13, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS, PEOPLE PASSING UNDER TENT THAT SPRAYS A DISINFECTING SOLUTION WET GROUND IN SPRAY AREA SIGN READING (Portuguese) "DISINFECTING STATION" PEOPLE WALKING WITH SPRAY IN FOREGROUND VARIOUS, MAYOR OF OSASCO, ROGERIO LINS, SPEAKING WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) MAYOR OF OSASCO, ROGERIO LINS, SAYING: "This is a disinfecting portal using a product that is recommended by the World Health Organization, which is a combination of sodium hypochlorite with a vegetable extract and a low concentration of water. 70,000 people pass by here every day." VARIOUS, PEOPLE PASSING UNDER SPRAY (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) MAYOR OF OSASCO, ROGERIO LINS, SAYING: "You should stay approximately 10 seconds in the tent and rub your hands. (People here) are definitely going to be much more protected from the coronavirus as they get on public transportation, the train or the bus here in the terminal, or they go about their commercial activities." MAN WALKING THROUGH SPRAY VARIOUS, PEOPLE ON STAIRWAY AT TRAIN STATION LOCAL RESIDENT, JOAO ARAUJO, WALKING TO SPRAY TENTS (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) LOCAL RESIDENT, JOAO ARAUJO, SAYING: "You don't always know who's next to you on public transportation. And, you could suddenly pick up the virus and then you pass through here, get this disinfection, and it's 100% better." SPRAY WAFTING IN AIR AS SUN GOES DOWN
- Keywords: Brazil Sao Paulo city cleaning coronavirus disinfection municipality pandemic spray town train station transit
- Reuters ID: LVA001C9BSAPZ
- Location: OSASCO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
- City: OSASCO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Duration: 00:02:10
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:The Brazilian city of Osasco has installed a disinfection station at the entrance to a public transportation hub to help halt the spread of the new coronavirus.
The station consists of a tent under which a solution is sprayed into the air, coating people as they pass underneath.
According to Rogerio Lins, the mayor of Osasco, a municipality within the greater Sao Paulo megalopolis, the solution is recommended by the World Health Organization and helps protect against the new coronavirus.
On Monday (April 13) a a consortium of Brazilian universities and institutes announced that the country likely has 12 times more cases of the new coronavirus than are being officially reported by the government.
Officially, Brazil's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,328 on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases hit 23,430, according to health ministry data.
The outbreak has stoked tension in the Brazilian government, with right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro downplaying risks of the virus and urging the country to return to normal, while his health minister, state governors and local officials urge stricter measures.
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