Wuhan, the epicenter of the #coronavirus outbreak, began a city-wide sterilization campaign. Chinese netizens hail the move, hoping it will lead the city back to safety.
A different video by state-owned newspaper Global Times shows similar activity, including a modified rickshaw sporting a sanitizer cannon mounted to its back.
It’s still unclear what exactly the authorities are spraying in Wuhan. A report by Business Insider suggests the material could be a low concentration bleach-and-water solution.
The news comes after China placed a number of cities, affecting around 50 million residents, under quarantine to prevent the deadly coronavirus from spreading. At press time, at least 910 people have died from the virus, with more than 40,000 confirmed cases across the globe, according to John Hopkins’ coronavirus dashboard.
The city wide sterilization campaign is meant to stop the airborne coronavirus from spreading. But some experts have argued that wiping surfaces at hospitals and markets is a more worthwhile approach, according to Business Insider.
While we prophetically spray the blood of Jesus over our own streets, China is doing a mass sterilization, spraying disinfectants over their cities 👇👇👇#coronavirusnigeria pic.twitter.com/C0Lf5wKlPd— Dr Kelechi Okoro (@healthertainer) February 28, 2020