Coronavirus: Is it a plane? Siberian city disinfects streets with aircraft engine

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As the coronavirus situation across the world gets more turbulent, so do the measures put in place to curb the spread, so the residents of the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk in the east of Russia are now used to the sound of a fighter jet engine on the streets.

City authorities have started using a jet engine as a way to spray disinfectant solution on the streets, which gives wider coverage with the jets large disinfectant cloud.


The director of “Spetzagregat”, a construction company, Yevgeniy Subachev told Reuters TV he got the idea of using a jet engine while watching measures taken in the streets of the cities if China.

“I have received a video about fighting coronavirus in China. They were creating a cold steam cloud with small vehicles. Lots of people were involved in creating this mist. So, when we reviewed all the documentation against the machinery we produce, we found a way to use this one to cloud-spray disinfectant solution,” Subachev said.

Coronavirus spread remains low in Chelyabinsk with 42 cases officially reported.

Overall Russia has more than 13,500 coronavirus cases, mostly in Moscow and Moscow region as well as more than 100 coronavirus-related deaths.

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