Heathrow Airport installs disinfection robots to fight coronavirus


Disinfection robots have been installed at Heathrow Airport in United Kingdom to help battle coronavirus.
According to details, as part of steps to help keep the passengers and staff safe from Covid-19, Heathrow Airport has installed disinfection robots at various terminals.

The machines disinfect high risk touch points like bathrooms and lifts, while moving through the airport terminals.

The robots use ultraviolet light to kill viruses and stop them from replicating.

Other measures have also been introduced like anti-viral wraps on escalators and passenger temperature checks to contain spread of coronavirus.

Where the whole world is fighting the war against coronavirus, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the battle.

Earlier in Wuhan, the epicenter of virus outbreak, a team of robots temporarily cared for patients in a makeshift hospital.

The robots were used to serve meals, observe temperatures and maintain communications among patients and doctors.

As per CloudMinds, the company dealing with robotic operations in Beijing and California, the robots provided useful information, conversational engagement, entertainment with dancing, and even led patients through stretching exercises.

The usage of robots to deal with coronavirus patients eliminate spread of virus through human-to-human contact.

The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 16,418,885 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 652,256 lives. According to latest data, 10,047,304 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

United Kingdom has reported 45,752 fatalities and 299,426 infections.