UK calls for drones to disinfect public spaces

An enthusiastic group calls on UK authorities to use drones to disinfect public spaces from coronavirus. About this writes the BBC.

Now the laws of Great Britain prohibit the use of chemical spraying in air of various substances from drones. Moreover, such measures were actively used in China, while in almost all countries such tools are completely prohibited.

Despite the fact that there is a debate among scientists whether the chemical disinfection of public spaces is effective, the UK authorities do not plan to carry it out from the air. Now a group of scientists from the UK Department of Health is collecting various studies on the possible harm of chemicals to the human body.

At the same time, experts note that drones during the spraying of chemicals will be in a safer position than a person, even in a special suit. According to Robert Pearson, director of investment for the Chinese manufacturer of XAG drones, XAG, one drone can process 600 thousand square meters per day, which is equivalent to 100 people.

DJI announced last month that it has adapted its agricultural drones to spray disinfectant over 3 square meters. km in the city of Shenzhen. This zone includes factories, residential areas, hospitals, and sewage treatment plants.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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